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

by Michael27
Tags: cardinalm, pairs, prime, set
 P: 2 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.
 P: 96 For a first information you could look at this : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prime_pairs
 P: 2 Thanks that was rather embarrassing but I'll be using the wiki more often now.
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## Is the set of prime pairs (p, p+2) finite?

 Quote by Michael27 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.
 PF Patron Sci Advisor Thanks Emeritus P: 38,400 Oh, that's funny! Unfortunately, I also got a couple of links to "old men's testicles"!

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