Goldbach's Conjecture - a question about prime sums of odd (fwd)
Igor Chudov @ home
ichudov at Algebra.COM
Thu Nov 19 12:32:55 PST 1998
Jim Choate wrote:
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> Forwarded message:
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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)
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> > I have no idea where you heard it, but primes are numbers greater than 1,
> > by definition.
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> Actualy a prime is any number which has no multiplicitave factors other than
> itself and 1.
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> Does that mean negatives can't be prime numbers?
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> So, -3 breaks down to:
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> -3 * 1 = -3; 3 * -1 would be another set of factors so negatives can't be
> primes in the strictest sense.
Negatives are not primes by definition.
- Igor.
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