are primes.

And:

Question:

Are there any triples of primes so the difference between any two of sequential number equals 2? (Except the above...)

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Hello, Also sprach Zarathustra!

are primes.

And: .

Are there any other triples of primes that differ by 2?

Since is the only even prime,

. . any such triple of primes must be consecutivenumbers.*odd*

It can be shown that, in a set of three consecutive odd numbers,

. . one of them will be divisible by 3.

Crank out a list of three consecutive odd numbers:

. .

And we see that is thesuch triple of primes.*only*

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- Aug 7th 2010, 10:55 AM #8
Along those lines,

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- Aug 7th 2010, 07:14 PM #10
More nutjob info here

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