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# Old mathematical puzzle soon to be unraveled?

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It is one the oldest mathematical problems in the world. Several centuries ago, the twin primes conjecture was formulated. As its name indicates, this hypothesis, which many science historians have attributed to the Greek mathematician Euclid, deals with prime numbers, those divisible only by themselves and by one (2, 3, 5, 7, 11, etc.). Under this assumption, there exists an infinite number of pairs of prime numbers whose difference is two, called twin primes (e.g., 3 and 5), but nobody has been able to confirm this so far.

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In fact, I can think of only two - 3 & 5 and 5 & 7.

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In fact, I can think of only two - 3 & 5 and 5 & 7.

71..73 maybe ?

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In fact, I can think of only two - 3 & 5 and 5 & 7.

11, 13; 17, 19, ...

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its really not that difficult once you get to a certain point.

1:3 3:5

11:13 41:43 aside from times when the digits repeat such as in 33, or multiples of prime numbers themselves (21) then numbers ending in 3 or 1 are going to be prime.

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