20090908, 17:54  #1 
Nov 2003
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Odds that a Random Prime is a Number?
Would anyone like to try answering?

20090908, 17:55  #2 
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20090908, 21:20  #5 
"Richard B. Woods"
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20090909, 00:53  #7 
Cranksta Rap Ayatollah
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20090909, 04:10  #8 
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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!
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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 
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