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The Primacy of Primes

  • John H. Conway
  • Richard K. Guy
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Abstract

Although arithmeticians have studied prime numbers for thousands of years, there are even more open problems today than there have ever been before. Most of the positive integers can be expressed as the product of smaller ones; such products are called composite numbers.

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Prime Number Decimal Digit Fermat Number Binary Expansion Composite Number 
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  • Richard K. Guy

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