The Solitude of Prime Numbers: A Novel
Publish date: 2010-03-18
Publisher: Pamela Dorman Books
Pages no: 288
Edition language: English
, European Literature
, Literary Fiction
, Italian Literature
A prime number is a lonely thing. It can be divided only by 1 and by itself. Think of 3,5,7,11,13,17,19 and keep counting. Now there is another concept called Twin Prime. Twin primes are prime numbers which are separated by one even number. Take for example 17 and 19. After 17 and 19, the next twin ...
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