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Re: [PrimeNumbers] Probability of prime numbers

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  • Bernardo Boncompagni
    ... Short answer: 1/log(n) Long answer: http://primes.utm.edu/howmany.shtml Bernardo Boncompagni ________________________________________________ When the
    Message 1 of 2 , Dec 27, 2007
      Rajeev Batra dice:

      > Q. What is the probability that a number picked at random, is prime?
      > (if the exact answer cannot be arrived at then is it possible to arrive
      > at one with "reasonable" accuracy?)

      Short answer: 1/log(n)
      Long answer: http://primes.utm.edu/howmany.shtml

      Bernardo Boncompagni

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