A Prime Surprise
Library Home || Full Table of Contents || Library Help
|Ivars Peterson (MathTrek)|
|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|
|Math Topics:||Prime Numbers, Sequences and Sets|
© 1994- The Math Forum at NCTM. All rights reserved.