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Germain primes

  1. Jul 9, 2014 #1
    Why did Germain come up with her Germain primes? I am intrigued to know why Sophie came across these primes. Do they have any applications?
     
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  3. Jul 9, 2014 #2

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    According to wikipedia:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sophie_Germain_prime
     
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