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Old 2006-10-23, 16:01   #38
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Originally Posted by Patrick123 View Post
I ask you then with tears in my baby blue eyes, if postive 5 is not a prime, then according to your definition, it must be composite.
Patrick - it's clear to me that TM is not using "prime" in the normal sense at all. See my post above, where I wrote

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Originally Posted by ewmayer
OK, so I'm just going to ignore the silly and confusing "possible primes" verbiage invented by Mr. Munkner, and instead use simply "integers of the form 6*m+1" wherever it occurs.
So when TM says "5 is not prime", just substitute "5 is not of the form 6*m + 1 for integer m", and there you go.

As I also noted, use of misleading/nonstandard/obfuscatory terminology is a hallmark of crankery. If you can't say whatever it is you think you have to say using nonambiguous, easily-understandable standard terminology, that tells me you're either trying to deliberately confuse, or you don't know what you're talking about.
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