Re: Carmichael question
- --- In primenumbers@y..., "mistermac39" <mistermac39@h...> wrote:
> --- In primenumbers@y..., Marcel Martin <znz@f...> wrote:John has spotted a typo.
> > >(-19)^2 -(-1)(-19) = 341
> > ?
> > That implies that 19 divides 341.
> > Marcel Martin
> Marcel has spotted a typo.
> (-20)^2 -(-1)(-19) = 341 is correct.
> (-19)^2 -(-1)(-20) = 341 is correcter.
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From: "mcnamara_gio" <mcnamara_gio@...>
>2, 3, and 5 can never be factors. This boosts density by a factor of
> What do you think about this sequence a(n)=n^2+7n-1. Its terms are
> usually prime. I have calculated that 72% of a(n) so that n<500 is
> prime. 81% of a(n) is prime when n<5000. 85.6% of a(n) is prime when
> n<50000 and 88.5% of a(n) is prime when n<500000. I am going to find
> more prime terms in this sequence. What do you think about it?
(2/1)*(3/2)*(5/4) over arbitrary ranges. However, 7,11, 13 and 17 both
divide 2 of the p possible residues. This decreases density by a factor
of (5/6)*(9/10)*(11/12)*(15/16) over arbitrary ranges.
Looking at primes up to 10000, the density boost is almost exactly 2.75.
This is pretty feeble compared with Euler's famous trinomials.
Run this script in Pari/GP:
"rthis" "rnorm" "roots))
Research the Euler trinomials, and try the above script on them too, to see why
I say 2.75 is pretty feeble.
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