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Are there infinitely many primes p such that p + 2 is prime?

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I do not know radio.  In theory at least I think there are infinitely many primes BUT

You have taken this a step further - I am not so sure your 'yes' would stand up to close scrutiny.  

Melody  Apr 15, 2015
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Well numbers go on infinately and since primes also theoretically go on infinately, so yes, but the number of primes found by using p+2 will exponetially decrease.

radio  Apr 15, 2015
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I do not know radio.  In theory at least I think there are infinitely many primes BUT

You have taken this a step further - I am not so sure your 'yes' would stand up to close scrutiny.  

Melody  Apr 15, 2015
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This is known as "The Twin Prime Conjecture"......it is believed to be true, but hasn't been proved conclusively.......!!!

 

Here's more : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Twin_prime

 

 

 

 

cool cool cool

CPhill  Sep 3, 2015

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