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Re: math behind the observation

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  • mikeoakes2
    ... If the smaller prime is p1, the middle integer is m=p1+210/2=p1+105 Since p1 is odd, m is even. Since 105 is divisible by 3, 5 and 7, and p1 isn t, m can t
    Message 1 of 2 , Dec 14, 2010
      --- In primenumbers@yahoogroups.com, "pbtoau" <PbtoAu@...> wrote:
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      > I have been looking at the factorizations of the number at the middle of prime gaps. I notice that for the gap 210, that 2 is always a factor but never 3, 5 or 7. What is the mathematical explanation for this? I assume that the middle of a gap of 2310 would never have the factors 3, 5, 7 or 11.

      If the smaller prime is p1, the middle integer is m=p1+210/2=p1+105
      Since p1 is odd, m is even.
      Since 105 is divisible by 3, 5 and 7, and p1 isn't, m can't be.

      Sim. for your 2310 case, mutatis mutandis.

      Mike
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