Re: prime numbers and African artifact
Rob Freundlich (email@example.com)
Fri, 07 Jul 95 19:19:40 GMT
In article <5JUL199517392971@almach.caltech.edu>,
firstname.lastname@example.org (Timothy D. Shoppa) wrote:
>In article <DB8qqE.3uI@undergrad.math.uwaterloo.ca>,
email@example.com (Jeffrey Shallit) writes...
>> "A piece of bone found in Africa and dated at around 8,500 B.C.
>>has engraved markings containing what appear to be representations of
>>the numbers 11, 13, 17, and 19, all of which are prime numbers ..."
>What? They left out 9, 15, and 21, some of the most useful prime numbers
>of all! :^)
No, no, no. Those are the *even* numbers! The primes are 1, 4, 9, 16, 25,
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