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George M 2018-01-02 07:20

Another "how to prove"
 
[QUOTE=George M;475825][TEX]p_{n + 1} \ = \ \{\sum_{k = 1}^{n}(p_{k + 1} \ - \ p_{k}) \ : \ p_m \ = \ m^{th} \ prime \ number\}[/TEX][/QUOTE]

The equation is incorrect, but seemingly correct if you add 2 to the RHS. Can anybody demonstrate a proof?

danaj 2018-01-02 18:02

Moved from a a post on a Prime Gap Searches thread.

science_man_88 2018-01-02 18:08

[QUOTE=George M;475965]The equation is incorrect, but seemingly correct if you add 2 to the RHS. Can anybody demonstrate a proof?[/QUOTE]

You are summing the prime gaps, you need to add 2 because 2 is tje first prime.


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