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enMathematical mysteries: the Goldbach conjecture
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<p>Every even number greater than 4 can be written as the sum of two odd primes - a simple statement, but still unproven today.</p>
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<div class="pub_date">May 1997</div>
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<p>Prime numbers provide a rich source of speculative mathematical ideas. Some of the mystical atmosphere that surrounds them can be traced back to Pythagoras and his followers who formed secret brotherhoods in Greece, during the 5th Century BC. The Pythagoreans believed that numbers had spiritual properties. The discovery that some numbers such as the square root of 2 cannot be expressed exactly
as the ratio of two whole numbers was so shocking to Pythagoras and his followers that they hushed up the proof!</p><p><a href="http://plus.maths.org/content/mathematical-mysteries-goldbach-conjecture" target="_blank">read more</a></p>http://plus.maths.org/content/mathematical-mysteries-goldbach-conjecture#comments2Goldbach calculatorGoldbach ConjectureMathematical mysteriesprime numberWed, 30 Apr 1997 23:00:00 +0000plusadmin4756 at http://plus.maths.org/content