Monday, September 07, 2009

Sexy Primes

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Trust me, if you were a walking, talking alphanumeric character, you'd agree.

And then you might want to know what Sexy primes actually are.


Bill in Boston said...

No Septy primes? 7 is prime.

(x, why?) said...

"Septy Primes" would require two primes numbers with a difference of seven.

But for two numbers to have a difference of seven, one of them has to be even. The only even prime is 2, and 2+7=9, but 9 is not prime.

Therefore, there are no "septy primes".

For those stumbling onto this page, Bill in Boston is referring to a statement on this page about Septagons: