What if this is true, why are they still searching for big prime numbers with computers and stuff. Why don't they just plug 100,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,001 in for the n and get a massive prime number. I really have to doubt about this part.Originally posted by Hurkyl
There even exists a formula for the n-th prime number! (I've only heard this referenced though, I have never actually seen it)
Hurkyl
Exponential Complexity:Why don't they just plug 100,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,001 in for the n and get a massive prime number?
Urban Legend?There even exists a formula for the n-th prime number! (I've only heard this referenced though, I have never actually seen it)