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Topic: First Proof That Infinitely Many Prime Numbers Come in Pairs
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 Sam Wormley Posts: 607 Registered: 12/18/09
First Proof That Infinitely Many Prime Numbers Come in Pairs
Posted: May 16, 2013 12:03 PM

First Proof That Infinitely Many Prime Numbers Come in Pairs
> http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=first-proof-that-infinite-many-prime-numbers-come-in-pairs

> That goal is the proof to a conjecture concerning prime numbers.
> Those are the whole numbers that are divisible only by one and
> themselves. Primes abound among smaller numbers, but they become less
> and less frequent as one goes towards larger numbers. In fact, the
> gap between each prime and the next becomes larger and larger ? on
> average. But exceptions exist: the ?twin primes?, which are pairs of
> prime numbers that differ in value by 2. Examples of known twin
> primes are 3 and 5, or 17 and 19, or 2,003,663,613 × 2^195,000 ? 1 and
> 2,003,663,613 × 2^195,000 + 1.
>
> The twin prime conjecture says that there is an infinite number of
> such twin pairs. Some attribute the conjecture to the Greek
> mathematician Euclid of Alexandria, which would make it one of the
> oldest open problems in mathematics.

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