Re: Twin Prime Trick Puzzle!
- --- rlberry2002 <rlberry2002@...> wrote:
> --- In primenumbers@y..., Phil Carmody <thefatphil@y...> wrote:I wouldn't say so - in fact I'd say they're an _integral_ part of the
> > Take a twin prime pair a-1 and a+1.
> > Now form Pa = (sqrt(a-1)+sqrt(a+1))^a.
> > Also take a (non-twin) [prime] pair b-2 and b+2
> > Then form Pb = (sqrt(b-2)+sqrt(b+2))^b
> > What interesting feature does Pa have that Pb doesn't have, and
> Hint #1: ^a and ^b are a real distraction!
property I'm thinking of. (hint embedded in that, if you hadn't
guessed :-) .)
I forgot to say that a high-precision calculator is required for any
terms apart from the smallest few, and the smallest few barely
display the property.
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