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

  1. Jan 10, 2013 #1
    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,
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  3. Jan 10, 2013 #2
  4. Jan 10, 2013 #3
    Thanks that was rather embarrassing but I'll be using the wiki more often now.
  5. Jan 10, 2013 #4
    goggle "twin primes" but also goggle "twin prunes" because a lot of the ocr stuff is mistakenly translated that way.
  6. Jan 11, 2013 #5


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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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