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 2019-05-19, 16:29 #1 Bobby Jacobs     May 2018 2·7·17 Posts Guess the next maximal prime gap. What do you guess is the next maximal prime gap after 1550? My guess: 1618
2019-05-19, 21:51   #2
rudy235

Jun 2015
Vallejo, CA/.

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Quote:
 Originally Posted by Bobby Jacobs 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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 2019-05-24, 22:53 #3 Bobby Jacobs     May 2018 2×7×17 Posts We should have a contest to guess the next record prime gap. Whoever is the closest will win a prize!
2019-05-25, 06:46   #4
robert44444uk

Jun 2003
Oxford, UK

2×991 Posts

Quote:
 Originally Posted by Bobby Jacobs 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.

Last fiddled with by robert44444uk on 2019-05-25 at 06:46

 2019-06-30, 22:06 #5 Bobby Jacobs     May 2018 2·7·17 Posts Does anybody want to guess the next maximal prime gap?
 2019-08-11, 22:45 #6 Bobby Jacobs     May 2018 2·7·17 Posts 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.
 2021-07-04, 11:51 #7 Bobby Jacobs     May 2018 2×7×17 Posts It looks like the next maximal prime gap is 1552. That is a lot less than I expected.

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