Goldbach's Conjecture - a question about prime sums of odd (fwd)
Jim Choate
ravage at EINSTEIN.ssz.com
Thu Nov 19 09:50:54 PST 1998
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> Subject: Re: Goldbach's Conjecture - a question about prime sums of odd
> Date: Thu, 19 Nov 1998 10:53:50 -0600 (CST)
> From: ichudov at Algebra.Com (Igor Chudov @ home)
> I have no idea where you heard it, but primes are numbers greater than 1,
> by definition.
Actualy a prime is any number which has no multiplicitave factors other than
itself and 1.
Does that mean negatives can't be prime numbers?
So, -3 breaks down to:
-3 * 1 = -3; 3 * -1 would be another set of factors so negatives can't be
primes in the strictest sense.
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