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Old 2017-12-11, 15:01   #18
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All of the guessing strategies mentioned so far assume that when the wizard said "discover" he didn't mean "prove". Guessing random prime exponents will eventually "find" a prime number, but that fact will be unknown to the guesser. If the wizard demands proof then we are back to mass starvation, rebuilding society, etc.
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