RE: [PrimeNumbers] Lehmer Mack 2
- Well spotted. I had confused the numerator/denominator.
> I think that 2 actuallyand also a prime!
>_is_ an integer
>After you've read Matthew 7 verse 5,that is.Don't read the Bible. This verse states?
From: Phil Carmody [mailto:thefatphil@...]
Sent: 03 April 2002 00:03
Subject: Re: [PrimeNumbers] Lehmer Mack 2
--- Jon Perry <perry@...> wrote:
> Consider phi(n^2)=k.(n-1)Let n=2
> Obviously k contains some factor of n-1 in it's denominator.
> Therefore, as phi(n^2)=n.phi(n):
> And therefore k/n is never an integer.
Phi(2^2) = 2 = 2.(2-1)
=> k/n = 2
Now, as someone with "limited intelligence", I think that 2 actually
_is_ an integer, but am prepared to be proved wrong using your Most
Valued mathematical techniques. After you've read Matthew 7 verse 5,
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