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Is the set of prime pairs (p, p+2) finite? 
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#1
Jan1013, 07:40 AM

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Hi all,
I have been asked the question by a friend of mine who was working on a computer algorithm where he needed pairs of primes to uniquely identify items in a set. What I would like to know is there a way to proof that the set of prime pairs (p, p+2) is finite or infinite. I have been looking around for some proof but have yet to locate it. Mostly because I am out of my depth to find meaningful terms to search for. Any help will be appreciated, Michael. 


#2
Jan1013, 08:01 AM

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For a first information you could look at this : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prime_pairs



#3
Jan1013, 08:04 AM

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Thanks that was rather embarrassing but I'll be using the wiki more often now.



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Jan1013, 02:59 PM

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Is the set of prime pairs (p, p+2) finite?



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Jan1113, 03:01 PM

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Oh, that's funny!
Unfortunately, I also got a couple of links to "old men's testicles"! 


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