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Old 2005-12-29, 16:25   #11
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Originally Posted by jasong
Unless of course you're claiming you can find an n that makes n*2^509203-1 prime, in which case I would agree that the conjecture is false.

Do you believe you can find an n that causes n*2^509203-1 to be prime?
Yes and no. Theoretically, yes -- there is nothing that says you can't have a prime of that form. Practically? It would take a lot (months of CPU time) of computation power. A good candidate for a Distributed Computing project
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