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A Prime Surprise

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Author:Ivars Peterson (MathTrek)
Description: Many of the 100 or so people who had helped with the nine-prime effort immediately signed up for the new quest and began checking numbers. To everyone's surprise, Manfred Toplic (the same!) set the new record, reporting on March 2 that he had found 10 consecutive primes in arithmetic progression. What incredible luck! The record-holding sequence starts with the 92-digit number...

Levels: Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12), College
Languages: English
Resource Types: Articles
Math Topics: Prime Numbers, Sequences and Sets

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