ON “PRIME”, “COMPOSITE” AND “TWIN” NUMBERS

ON “PRIME”, “COMPOSITE” AND “TWIN” NUMBERS

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[By staff reporters]

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A “PRIME” number is greater than 1 and has no positive divisors other than 1; and itself.

A natural number greater than 1, that is not a prime number, is a “COMPOSITE” number. For example, 5 is prime because 1 and 5 are its only positive integer factors, whereas 6 is composite because it has the divisors 2 and 3 in addition to 1 and 6. ESSAY: https://lnkd.in/gJNcgad

Now, a “TWIN PRIME” is a prime that is either 2 less or 2 more than another prime number [either member of the twin prime pair [41, 43]. In other words, a twin prime is a prime that has a prime gap of two.

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UTILITY: Prime numbers are used in cyphers and codes – including credit card numbers because prime factorization is unique.

An example is Gödel’s theorem which is used to argue that a computer can never be as smart as a human being because the extent of its knowledge is limited by a fixed set of axioms, whereas people can discover unexpected truths.

LINK: https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/what-is-godels-theorem/

It also plays a part in modern linguistic theories which emphasize the power of language to find new ways to express ideas. Your thoughts are appreciated.

Assessment: Your thoughts are appreciated.

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