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Old 2019-05-19, 16:29   #1
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Default Guess the next maximal prime gap.

What do you guess is the next maximal prime gap after 1550?

My guess: 1618
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Old 2019-05-19, 21:51   #2
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What do you guess is the next maximal prime gap after 1550?

My guess: 1618
I would be extremely surprised if it is ≥1586

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Old 2019-05-24, 22:53   #3
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We should have a contest to guess the next record prime gap. Whoever is the closest will win a prize!
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Old 2019-05-25, 06:46   #4
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We should have a contest to guess the next record prime gap. Whoever is the closest will win a prize!
As no-one is searching for this, you will have a long wait to collect your prize.

Better would be to guess the next maximal gap between twin primes. Here there are three people working on that.

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Old 2019-06-30, 22:06   #5
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Does anybody want to guess the next maximal prime gap?
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Old 2019-08-11, 22:45   #6
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The contest is still going on. It might be a long time before we find the next record prime gap, but you should still guess.
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Old 2021-07-04, 11:51   #7
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It looks like the next maximal prime gap is 1552. That is a lot less than I expected.
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