20090908, 17:54  #1 
"Bob Silverman"
Nov 2003
North of Boston
16464_{8} Posts 
Odds that a Random Prime is a Number?
Would anyone like to try answering?

20090908, 17:55  #2 
"Bob Silverman"
Nov 2003
North of Boston
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20090908, 18:12  #3  
Jan 2009
Ireland
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20090908, 19:09  #4 
6809 > 6502
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Aug 2003
101ร103 Posts
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20090908, 21:20  #5 
"Richard B. Woods"
Aug 2002
Wisconsin USA
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20090908, 22:56  #6 
"Bob Silverman"
Nov 2003
North of Boston
2^{2}×3×7×89 Posts 

20090909, 00:53  #7 
Cranksta Rap Ayatollah
Jul 2003
641 Posts 

20090909, 04:10  #8 
Dec 2008
7^{2}·17 Posts 
I apologize for being forthright, but.....
Is this a f***ing joke???? Last fiddled with by flouran on 20090909 at 04:12 
20090909, 06:08  #9 
Bamboozled!
"๐บ๐๐ท๐ท๐ญ"
May 2003
Down not across
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Please define your terms more rigorously and I may give it a go.
What do you mean by "prime"? Is it an element of N, of Z, of some (so far unspecified) number field or some other quantity entirely? I think I probably know what you mean by "number"  an element of C  but clarification would be helpful. What do you mean by "random" in this case? Selected according to some distribution from a specified set of primes, perhaps? About the least ambiguous of the terms you use is "odds", where I think we can safely assume that you are using the colloquial meaning. If not, please clarify. Paul 
20090909, 14:40  #10  
Cranksta Rap Ayatollah
Jul 2003
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20090909, 17:19  #11  
"Bob Silverman"
Nov 2003
North of Boston
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