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Re: [PrimeNumbers] A little humor...

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  • Hans.Rosenthal@t-online.de
    If A is in fact B, then B cannot be probably non-A. However, if Y says A is probably B , then Z can say B is in fact non-A . So the question is: Do we know
    Message 1 of 4 , Jul 27, 2001
      If A is in fact B, then B cannot be probably non-A. However, if
      Y says "A is probably B", then Z can say "B is in fact non-A".
      So the question is: Do we know of such a Y and such a Z? If not,
      there is no problem. If so, who is more reliable: Y or Z?

      Hans

      Ben Newsam wrote:
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      > In message <8u8rlt8hc19agcdbeha0v21nelk3ssf6lj@...>, Nathan Russell
      > <nrussell@...> writes
      > >Nathan, who remembers explaining the concept of 'probable prime' to a
      > >friend who replied "so 49 is a probable prime because it doesn't have
      > >any easy factors?"
      >
      > <G> So, what *is* the smallest probable prime that is in fact composite?
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