
Re: prime numbers and African artifact
Tim Hollebeek (tim@grieg.Princeton.EDU)
17 Jul 1995 20:48:58 GMT
In article <mikem1707951101100001@ou226008.otago.ac.nz>,
Michael J Mayo <mikem@atlas.otago.ac.nz> wrote:
:In article <805505643snz@zosma.demon.co.uk>, Elizabeth@zosma.demon.co.uk wrote:
:
:> In article <3tp5m0$u27@news.sas.ab.ca>
:> davidwss@freenet.edmonton.ab.ca "
:> >
:> > : No, no, no. Those are the *even* numbers! The primes are 1, 4, 9,
:16, 25,
:> > : 36, etc.
:> >
:> > Wrong  those are ROUND numbers. The primes are 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13,
:> > 21, 34, etc. It's as easy as 3.1415.....
:> >
:> > David Wasserman (davidwss@freenet.edmonton.ab.ca)
:> > CurmudgeonAtLarge (DWasserman@edc.gov.ab.ca)
:> > "The older I get, the more value I place on experience."
:> >
:> >
:> No no, the ROUND numbers are 0, 3, 6, 8, 9
:>
:>  Liz
:
:For Your Information...
:
:1,4,9,16,36... are the sequence of SQUARES OF NATURAL NUMBERS
:
:1,1,2,3,5,8,13,21,34... is the FIBONNACCI SEQUENCE
:
:2,3,5,7,11,13,17,19,23,27... is the sequence of PRIMES!
:
:Didn't you guys learn that at school?
:[Name deleted to protect the humorless]
For Your Information...
The above thread... was a sequence of JOKES!
Therefore, your post was not a member of the sequence, and you should
be viciously flamed for having no understanding of such a simple
mathematical concept as a sequence. Ironic, eh?


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