View Single Post
Old 2016-03-19, 07:53   #5
"Dana Jacobsen"
Feb 2011
Bangkok, TH

2·3·151 Posts

Originally Posted by PawnProver44 View Post
well the point is that for any x value (greater that 15) there should be a prime of the form 3^x+10^y, where y is less than x.
x=34, 62, 70, 80, 92, 100, 105, 113, 117, 120, 121, 123, 141, 145, 159, ...

What is the thesis again? Why do you believe it is true? What's the point?

For stuff like this where you're just stating random assertions with no basis, you probably don't need a proof (since finding one prime doesn't *mean* anything), but should at least say something like "is a BPSW PRP" or "passes BPSW, Frobenius-Underwood, and M-R with bases 3,5,7" or something. The latter is awfully convincing and only takes ~4 seconds for your x=8084 example. You can go do a real proof once there is a *point*.

Last fiddled with by danaj on 2016-03-19 at 07:54
danaj is offline   Reply With Quote