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Re: [PrimeNumbers] Are Big Numbers More Likely To Be Prime?

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  • Peter Kosinar
    ... So far okay... ... ... but why exactly would this ratio describe the probability of a number being a prime? Peter
    Message 1 of 4 , May 23, 2010
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      > Let A be a natural number. Let S be the set of all prime numbers such
      > that any element of S is less than the step function of the square root
      > of A.

      So far okay...

      > Define the probability that A is a prime number as the quotient (A-S)/A.

      ... but why exactly would this ratio describe the probability of a number
      being a prime?

      Peter
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