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Old 2006-02-04, 15:56   #4
R. Gerbicz
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"Robert Gerbicz"
Oct 2005

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Originally Posted by Kosmaj
For example, let's suppose we find a Hexadecaproth for n=76 and a 17-digit k. Then, we'll have 2 primes with 23 digits, 6 primes with 24 digits and 8 primes with 39-41 digits which I think (obviously?) is better than 16 primes with 26 digits, but based on 8-th prime with 24 digits our Hexadecaproth will be ranked below the 26-digit tuplet.
For n=76 the smallest hexadecaproth'k k value probably will have got 22 digits. 17 digits is very low! For example you've completed the dodecaproth search for n=76 up to 60000T, and 60000T has got exactly 17 digits...

Another note: Now I'm writing a program to search 22 primes in arithmetic progression. The world record is 23 primes.
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