- Hi everybody...

Apparently there is a famous conjecture that every

even number greater than two is the difference of two

primes.

1st question: Does this conjecture have a standard

name, as do the twin primes and Goldbach's conjecture.

2nd question: Here is a related conjecture: infinitely

many even numbers can be written as a difference of

primes in infinitely many ways.

Does this conjecture have a name, or a history?

Thanx,

elmerohuevo

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The Polignac conjecture is even stronger: "All" even numbers can be written

> Hi everybody...

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> Apparently there is a famous conjecture that every

> even number greater than two is the difference of two

> primes.

> 1st question: Does this conjecture have a standard

> name, as do the twin primes and Goldbach's conjecture.

> 2nd question: Here is a related conjecture: infinitely

> many even numbers can be written as a difference of

> primes in infinitely many ways.

> Does this conjecture have a name, or a history?

as a difference of

primes in infinitely many ways.

Josechu

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- Thank you, Josechu and Conrad. That put me on the

track.

The de Polignac conjecture (he was a French

mathematician of the 19th Century) is that all even

numbers are the diffence of two primes in infinitely

many ways.

elmerohuevo

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DePolignac

If anyone has a problem with me, the problem is his,

not mine.

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From: huevon <elmerohuevo@...>

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Subject: [PrimeNumbers] Differences of primes

Date: Sat, 3 Jun 2006 14:58:38 -0700 (PDT)

Hi everybody...

Apparently there is a famous conjecture that every

even number greater than two is the difference of two

primes.

1st question: Does this conjecture have a standard

name, as do the twin primes and Goldbach's conjecture.

2nd question: Here is a related conjecture: infinitely

many even numbers can be written as a difference of

primes in infinitely many ways.

Does this conjecture have a name, or a history?

Thanx,

elmerohuevo

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