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Striking Goldbach

Goldbach’s Conjecture was first proposed in a weak form by Christian Goldbach in the 18th century and then in a stronger form by Leonhard Euler.  It says that every odd number can be broken up into a sum of, at most, 3 prime numbers.

35 = 19 + 13 + 3

21 = 3 + 7 + 11

It has not been proven so far, but the young Terence Tao seems to be making progress.

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3 responses to “Striking Goldbach

  1. Troy ⋅

    Can it be proven that every even is the sum of two or less primes?

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