Foundations Math 20

Math Lab 20F.1

MathLab 20F.1 Name: _____________________ Your Fax: ___________________ Fax to 778-2047
Complete the following and fax immediately for marking. Goldbach’s conjecture – any even number greater than 4 can be written as the sum of two odd prime numbers (for example, 12 = 5 + 7). These even integers are called Goldbach numbers.

1. Write an odd prime number sum for the Goldbach number 10.

2. Many Goldbach numbers can be written using more than one pair of odd prime numbers. For example, 16 can be written as 3 + 13 or 7 + 9. Find two different odd prime number sums for the Goldbach number 18.

3. For each of the Goldbach numbers on the next page, write all possible sums of two odd prime numbers.


As the Goldbach numbers get larger.Foundations Math 20 Math Lab 20F. what seems to happen to the number of odd prime number sums? 5.1 6 8 10 12 14 16 18 20 22 24 26 28 30 32 34 36 38 40 42 44 46 48 50 52 54 56 58 60 4. Has this proven that every even integer from 4 to 60 can be written as the sum of two odd primes? How could you prove the Goldbach conjecture true for the numbers from 4 to 70? HINOOK CYBER SCHOOL .

and the 'weak' Goldbach conjecture. it remains unproven since it was first proposed by Christian Goldbach to Leonard Euler in 1742.1 6. that is not a proof of the conjecture. Though computers have verified this up to a million. HINOOK CYBER SCHOOL . 7. Recently. however.his original claim . Christian Goldbach conjectured that every positive even integer greater than 2 can be written as the sum of two primes. How could the Goldbach conjecture be proven false (disproven)? While this conjecture seems to be true. However. a computer was used to verify the conjecture true for values up to 200 000 000 000 000 000. which claims that every odd number greater than 7 can be expressed as the sum of three odd primes. Since Goldbach's time. Why is this not proof? The Goldbach Conjecture In a letter to Leonard Euler in 1742. no proof has been given. his idea has been broken down into the 'strong' Goldbach conjecture .Foundations Math 20 Math Lab 20F.

Sign up to vote on this title
UsefulNot useful