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 2019-05-19, 16:29 #1 Bobby Jacobs     May 2018 29310 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/.

33·43 Posts

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

Last fiddled with by rudy235 on 2019-05-19 at 22:40

 2019-05-24, 22:53 #3 Bobby Jacobs     May 2018 12516 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
Suva, Fiji

2×1,021 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 29310 Posts Does anybody want to guess the next maximal prime gap?
 2019-08-11, 22:45 #6 Bobby Jacobs     May 2018 12516 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 293 Posts It looks like the next maximal prime gap is 1552. That is a lot less than I expected.
2022-08-28, 12:12   #8
Bobby Jacobs

May 2018

1001001012 Posts

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Originally Posted by rudy235
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
Since 1552 is closer to 1586 than it is to 1618, Rudy wins the prize!

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