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Topic: Unexplained, confirmed reoccurring pattern in primes. Explanations?
Replies: 6   Last Post: May 24, 2012 7:03 AM

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 Daniel Saarimäki Posts: 5 Registered: 5/18/12
Re: Unexplained, confirmed reoccurring pattern in primes. Explanations?
Posted: May 19, 2012 8:08 AM

I ran some random statistics on your table and I attach the results here (open with OpenOffice only).

It's interesting that the first row with no prime numbers is n=469. Also, after about the line n=4200 the percentage of prime numbers in each row seems to be 30% (350 primes for each 100 rows) and slowly decreasing. As the rounded percentage closes to 25% (300 primes for each 100 rows), the actual value seems to go more and more random. The amount of primes for each 100 rows should reach 0 at some point, but I have no idea when that would happen.

Therefore, if I name a really big number from your table, for example 42^42 + 1, I have a chance of about 5%-25% to get a prime. This is just a rough estimate though.

I'll move on to research the reason for that 42 loop.

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5/13/12 Kenneth Lyon
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