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2023-03-09, 18:46   #12
science_man_88

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 Originally Posted by Dr Sardonicus As written? That after-the-fact edit is the most inane attempt to whitewash a mistake I've seen in a long, long time - perhaps ever - on this Forum since I've been following it. In the first place, how a number is written doesn't affect whether it's a Sierpinski number, or a GFN. The number 25*2^13719266 + 1 clearly is (5*2^6859633)^2 + 1, thus a GFN. In the second place, k is a Sierpinski number when k*2^n + 1 is composite for every positive integer n. How do you claim to know that k = 25*2^13719266 + 1 has this property? I'm guessing you don't know any such thing. In trying to whitewash one mistake, you've made another.
Look I've been suicidal in the last few years.

 2023-03-11, 00:42 #13 Andrew Usher   Dec 2022 1001100102 Posts OK, he meant Proth number/prime, not Sierpinski - I can see how one might get the terms confused, since the minus-side counterparts of both are called 'Riesel'. But for historical reasons, we have a difference. Now the more important question is how we are to pronounce 'Proth' ...
 2023-03-13, 18:29 #14 bur     Aug 2020 79*6581e-4;3*2539e-3 3×239 Posts Like any respectable german would: pros numbe.

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