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

by Michael27
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Michael27
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Jan10-13, 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.
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RamaWolf
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Jan10-13, 08:01 AM
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For a first information you could look at this : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prime_pairs
Michael27
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Jan10-13, 08:04 AM
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Thanks that was rather embarrassing but I'll be using the wiki more often now.

ramsey2879
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Jan10-13, 02:59 PM
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Is the set of prime pairs (p, p+2) finite?

Quote Quote by Michael27 View Post
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.
goggle "twin primes" but also goggle "twin prunes" because a lot of the ocr stuff is mistakenly translated that way.
HallsofIvy
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Jan11-13, 03:01 PM
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