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Old 2006-02-24, 22:00   #1
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Default Odd OPN coincidence concerning restrictions

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The largest three [primes] must be at least 10000019, 10007, and 101.
These 3 numbers, especially the first 2, seem to be inordinately close to 10^x where x is a whole number. If this is a coincidence, I consider it to be a very peculiar one.
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Old 2006-02-24, 23:45   #2
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Only a coincidence in that the researchers proved that the largest prime must be greater than 10^7, the second largest prime must be greater than 10^4, and the third must be greater than 10^2. With greater computing resources, these limits could undoubtedly be pushed higher, but it was decided to stop at a power of 10 in each case.
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Old 2006-02-26, 19:30   #3
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Only a coincidence in that the researchers proved that the largest prime must be greater than 10^7, the second largest prime must be greater than 10^4, and the third must be greater than 10^2. With greater computing resources, these limits could undoubtedly be pushed higher, but it was decided to stop at a power of 10 in each case.
I didn't realize it was intentional. Sorry for cluttering the boards.
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