How should I write an account of prime numbers?

In summary, the conversation discusses how to write an essay about prime numbers in arithmetic progressions and whether or not the formula a_n = 3+4n should be applied. It is suggested to read the Wikipedia article on this topic and summarize the information in one's own words for the essay. The speaker also asks for clarification on what is meant by "account" in this context.
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How should I write an account of prime numbers in arithmetic progressions? Assuming this account should be in the form of an essay of at least ## 500 ## words. Should I apply the formula ## a_{n}=3+4n ## for ## 0\leq n\leq 2 ##? Can anyone please provide any idea(s)?
 
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The first sentence of Wiki you quoted says:In number theory, primes in arithmetic progression are any sequence of at least three prime numbers that are consecutive terms in an arithmetic progression. Doesn't it work for your purpose ?
 
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Can you provide more details. What is an account? Normally we think bank account or something similar.

Do you mean an essay?
 
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anuttarasammyak said:
The first sentence of Wiki you quoted says:In number theory, primes in arithmetic progression are any sequence of at least three prime numbers that are consecutive terms in an arithmetic progression. Doesn't it work for your purpose ?
I am not completely sure of whether or not this will work for my purpose.
 
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jedishrfu said:
Can you provide more details. What is an account? Normally we think bank account or something similar.

Do you mean an essay?
I wish there are more details in this question, but no. The question states: "Write an account of prime numbers in arithmetic progressions. Your account should be in the form of an essay of 500-1000 words."
 
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Read the Wikipedia article, then regurgitate the information in different words. This sounds like a silly project.
 
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