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2012-05-29 20:17:29

12 votes, rating 2.3

12 votes, rating 2.3

Twin Primes

Hello All!

I've posted this once on the D&D forums, and I thought, hey, fumbbl types also like math.

I'm trying to solve the Twin Prime Conjecture (whether there are infinite prime numbers separated by 2).

On other forums people have thought that I had a nice thought experiment but nothing really concrete. However I have continued to work on it, and I think I can prove the Twin Prime Conjecture, but it feels.. clunky.

My formula seems to prove that there will be an increased number of twin primes lower than x, as x gets higher, certainly up to x = 1.34727x10^102, and it actually works up to something like 10^1000, except I don't have access to computers that like computing numbers that high, and I don't really want to work them out by hand.

The limit of my formula right now is that it only works for x such that (x/log(x) - (x-10000)/log(x-10000)) > 1. But I think I can arbitrarily change the '10000' in the formula to any number I want (such as 10^100 or 10^10000), simply by changing the other parts of the formula; but I have no real way of checking these numbers.

Does anyone know of any convenient way to check numbers that large?

On a related note, does anyone know much about Chinese Remainder Theorems and how the answers to a given problem are distributed? (I say related because this is the basis for my solution, and if I could actually come up with a theory for distribution of solutions to a Chinese Remainder Theorem problem, I could solve this far more elegantly without having to resort to ridiculous large numbers.)

I've posted this once on the D&D forums, and I thought, hey, fumbbl types also like math.

I'm trying to solve the Twin Prime Conjecture (whether there are infinite prime numbers separated by 2).

On other forums people have thought that I had a nice thought experiment but nothing really concrete. However I have continued to work on it, and I think I can prove the Twin Prime Conjecture, but it feels.. clunky.

My formula seems to prove that there will be an increased number of twin primes lower than x, as x gets higher, certainly up to x = 1.34727x10^102, and it actually works up to something like 10^1000, except I don't have access to computers that like computing numbers that high, and I don't really want to work them out by hand.

The limit of my formula right now is that it only works for x such that (x/log(x) - (x-10000)/log(x-10000)) > 1. But I think I can arbitrarily change the '10000' in the formula to any number I want (such as 10^100 or 10^10000), simply by changing the other parts of the formula; but I have no real way of checking these numbers.

Does anyone know of any convenient way to check numbers that large?

On a related note, does anyone know much about Chinese Remainder Theorems and how the answers to a given problem are distributed? (I say related because this is the basis for my solution, and if I could actually come up with a theory for distribution of solutions to a Chinese Remainder Theorem problem, I could solve this far more elegantly without having to resort to ridiculous large numbers.)

Comments

Posted by PainState on 2012-05-29 20:31:06

"I'm trying to solve the Twin Prime Conjecture (whether there are infinite prime numbers separated by 2)."

Really? FUMBBL is the place for this discussion?

I think you have been hanging around with the wrong crowd on FUMBBL.

Really? FUMBBL is the place for this discussion?

I think you have been hanging around with the wrong crowd on FUMBBL.

Posted by Nelphine on 2012-05-29 20:31:42

yeah.. that's what the D&D types said too. But oh well!

Posted by Calcium on 2012-05-29 20:36:19

I will contribute to your problem by adding a '1'

Good luck with that!

Good luck with that!

Posted by DonTomaso on 2012-05-29 21:07:59

Well, we certainly have a few geeks that would understand what you are on about, but I'd go to a nerdy maths-forum...

Cheers and good luck.

Cheers and good luck.

Posted by Were_M_Eye on 2012-05-29 21:16:23

I know how to make a primed number. You take your number to a vell ventilated area, shake your spray can, then spray. And tada! A primed number.

Posted by Overhamsteren on 2012-05-29 21:34:06

I'm sure next you will tell us how you prime your member

Posted by Wreckage on 2012-05-29 21:45:50

Whats your basis for the formulat you use anyways? It's not like you really tell much about what you do in the first place.

Posted by Nelphine on 2012-05-29 22:41:47

I didn't say much about the formula because a) I've tried several methods and they get kind of technical and b) I figured anyone interested further might just message me.

Posted by Wreckage on 2012-05-30 13:17:55

It's your blog, you could write about when you take your toilet breaks, it's really noone elses buisness.

To tell the truth my concern is that I don't really see how you wanna establish twin prime numbers are infinite just by calculating higher and higher numbers. I mean obviously there are going to be more numbers after that. But ok you say you can maybe arbitrary change the 10000 to a, so what's the idea behind the formular. Was just asking you. I don't think you will find any real experts on the matter here so if you're asking here you may asweel give us the necessary background to level us up with you.

To tell the truth my concern is that I don't really see how you wanna establish twin prime numbers are infinite just by calculating higher and higher numbers. I mean obviously there are going to be more numbers after that. But ok you say you can maybe arbitrary change the 10000 to a, so what's the idea behind the formular. Was just asking you. I don't think you will find any real experts on the matter here so if you're asking here you may asweel give us the necessary background to level us up with you.