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# Proof of a pattern in prime numbers!

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I descovered this a long time ago but never said nethin and think some of u may like to know a little thing that is either an extreme coincident or proves theres a pattern in primes, ultimately meaning theres a formula. First make a prog that gets a *lot* of prime numbers in order, and place them in a file seperated with a new line. Then open that file and hold down the page down key, start counting and notice a digit smoothly incrementing, as the numbers get greater this number moves to the left 1, but the timing at which this number increases is perfectly in tune all the time.

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Obviously mathematicians already know this stuff. It''s been done.

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Congrats, you''ve empirically observed the Riemann zeta function.

"Sneftel is correct, if rather vulgar." --Flarelocke

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I think you refer to something called "The Prime Number Theorem". You are smart if you observed it. It was conjectured by Gauss and proved by Hadamard and another belgian.

You are smart, but it seems you lack formal training. Study harder.

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Maybe the topic(as in title) is a little ott. If you don''t understand the concept of proof then don''t even try until you look at maths in a more formal way.

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Yes, "evidence" may have been a more appropriate term to use.

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quote:
Original post by Sneftel
Congrats, you''ve empirically observed the Riemann zeta function.

"Sneftel is correct, if rather vulgar." --Flarelocke

Eh? Not really...

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Original post by malpass
I descovered this a long time ago but never said nethin and think some of u may like to know a little thing that is either an extreme coincident or proves theres a pattern in primes, ultimately meaning theres a formula.

First make a prog that gets a *lot* of prime numbers in order, and place them in a file seperated with a new line. Then open that file and hold down the page down key, start counting and notice a digit smoothly incrementing, as the numbers get greater this number moves to the left 1, but the timing at which this number increases is perfectly in tune all the time.

Considering that if you could really accurately discern any prime number for very large n, this would be about the biggest discovery in mathematics in the history of man. In other words, you probably don''t have what you think you have.

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I think you all need to study more and get more formal trainging LOL..

It has really nothing to do with the PNT or Riemann''s hypothesis.

If you think about it you will figure out what you are seeing and why.

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