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#1 20120811 16:02:39
Which Prime below 1 million can be expressed as the sum of most primesThis problem is from project Euler. I am not cheating because I already wrote a code to find out the answer. 'And fun? If maths is fun, then getting a tooth extraction is fun. A viral infection is fun. Rabies shots are fun.' 'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it' 'Who are you to judge everything?' Alokananda #2 20120811 16:12:17
Re: Which Prime below 1 million can be expressed as the sum of most primesHey, Last edited by careless25 (20120811 16:15:07) #3 20120811 16:25:04
Re: Which Prime below 1 million can be expressed as the sum of most primesBtw i just solved it by chance. #4 20120811 17:42:09
Re: Which Prime below 1 million can be expressed as the sum of most primesBut it needs to be less than 1 million 'And fun? If maths is fun, then getting a tooth extraction is fun. A viral infection is fun. Rabies shots are fun.' 'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it' 'Who are you to judge everything?' Alokananda #5 20120811 18:50:30
Re: Which Prime below 1 million can be expressed as the sum of most primesHi Agnishom; In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them. I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it. All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof. #6 20120812 06:40:14
Re: Which Prime below 1 million can be expressed as the sum of most primesHi bobbym, #7 20120812 07:43:33
Re: Which Prime below 1 million can be expressed as the sum of most primesHi; In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them. I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it. All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof. #8 20120812 08:07:22
Re: Which Prime below 1 million can be expressed as the sum of most primesAgnishom, I will post the answer here but I got it by chance, so I cannot tell you how to code it. #9 20120812 10:39:15
Re: Which Prime below 1 million can be expressed as the sum of most primesHi Agnishom! Writing "pretty" math (two dimensional) is easier to read and grasp than LaTex (one dimensional). LaTex is like painting on many strips of paper and then stacking them to see what picture they make. #10 20120812 20:01:43
Re: Which Prime below 1 million can be expressed as the sum of most primesHi Agnishom; In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them. I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it. All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof. #11 20120813 23:40:12
Re: Which Prime below 1 million can be expressed as the sum of most primesIs it that the required number should be the largest or should it be made up of maximum number of primes ? 'And fun? If maths is fun, then getting a tooth extraction is fun. A viral infection is fun. Rabies shots are fun.' 'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it' 'Who are you to judge everything?' Alokananda #12 20120814 00:07:11
Re: Which Prime below 1 million can be expressed as the sum of most primesIt should be the largest number which is the sum of the maximum number of distinct primes. #13 20120814 00:45:57
Re: Which Prime below 1 million can be expressed as the sum of most primesHi Agnishom; In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them. I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it. All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof. #14 20120814 02:05:30
Re: Which Prime below 1 million can be expressed as the sum of most primesCareless, you are confusing me 'And fun? If maths is fun, then getting a tooth extraction is fun. A viral infection is fun. Rabies shots are fun.' 'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it' 'Who are you to judge everything?' Alokananda #15 20120814 02:16:12
Re: Which Prime below 1 million can be expressed as the sum of most primesHi Agnishom; In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them. I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it. All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof. #16 20120817 23:48:20
Re: Which Prime below 1 million can be expressed as the sum of most primesHmm.. 'And fun? If maths is fun, then getting a tooth extraction is fun. A viral infection is fun. Rabies shots are fun.' 'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it' 'Who are you to judge everything?' Alokananda #17 20120818 03:02:15
Re: Which Prime below 1 million can be expressed as the sum of most primesHi Agnishom; In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them. I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it. All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof. #18 20120818 12:11:27
Re: Which Prime below 1 million can be expressed as the sum of most primes
'And fun? If maths is fun, then getting a tooth extraction is fun. A viral infection is fun. Rabies shots are fun.' 'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it' 'Who are you to judge everything?' Alokananda #19 20120818 16:51:58
Re: Which Prime below 1 million can be expressed as the sum of most primesHi Agnishom;
Of course. In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them. I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it. All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof. #20 20120818 21:52:38
Re: Which Prime below 1 million can be expressed as the sum of most primesYes! You are correct and it seems so Last edited by Agnishom (20120818 22:39:00) 'And fun? If maths is fun, then getting a tooth extraction is fun. A viral infection is fun. Rabies shots are fun.' 'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it' 'Who are you to judge everything?' Alokananda #21 20120818 23:09:50
Re: Which Prime below 1 million can be expressed as the sum of most primesLet me do the calculations for a smaller number first Last edited by Agnishom (20120818 23:19:10) 'And fun? If maths is fun, then getting a tooth extraction is fun. A viral infection is fun. Rabies shots are fun.' 'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it' 'Who are you to judge everything?' Alokananda #22 20120819 05:33:30
Re: Which Prime below 1 million can be expressed as the sum of most primesHi Agnishom;
This is how the problem is posted there:
They want the one with the most terms.
That is not correct. The first answer is 958577 and it takes 536 primes to make it.
That is not possible as it is lost forever. The author became discouraged over the fact that they would not publish it and trashed it. In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them. I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it. All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof. #23 20120819 15:42:25
Re: Which Prime below 1 million can be expressed as the sum of most primesBut I entered 997651, and Euler says I am correct 'And fun? If maths is fun, then getting a tooth extraction is fun. A viral infection is fun. Rabies shots are fun.' 'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it' 'Who are you to judge everything?' Alokananda #24 20120819 17:44:10
Re: Which Prime below 1 million can be expressed as the sum of most primesHi; In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them. I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it. All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof. #25 20120822 23:14:13
Re: Which Prime below 1 million can be expressed as the sum of most primesMaybe you are right 'And fun? If maths is fun, then getting a tooth extraction is fun. A viral infection is fun. Rabies shots are fun.' 'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it' 'Who are you to judge everything?' Alokananda
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