AS the group is recording a 'non-clemature' on this issue, I will give the

group a hint:

It invovles the mod operator (as Cilla would say, Surprise!, Surprise!).

Jon Perry

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-----Original Message-----

From: Jon Perry [mailto:

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Sent: 08 May 2002 11:06

To: S.R.Sudarshan Iyengar

Cc: Prime Numbers

Subject: RE: [PrimeNumbers] Prime Numbers

Hi Sudarshan,

Yep. If 6a+/-1 is composite, then all its factors are of the form 6b+/-1. In

this particular case, 6b+/-1 is a prime factor, but I tend to use factor to

imply factor, and divisor to imply a non-prime factor.

Jon Perry

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-----Original Message-----

From: S.R.Sudarshan Iyengar [mailto:

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Sent: 08 May 2002 02:36

To: Jon Perry

Subject: Re: [PrimeNumbers] Prime Numbers

what do you mean by a factor, do you mean that 6b+/-1 is a factor of

6a+/-1????

regards,

sudarshan Iyengar

----- Original Message -----

From: Jon Perry

To: Prime Numbers

Sent: Wednesday, May 08, 2002 2:26 AM

Subject: [PrimeNumbers] Prime Numbers

If 6a+/-1 is composite, and 6b+/-1 is a factor, what is the connection

between a and b?

Jon Perry

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