Replace the numerals 1 through 8 with ever increasing prime numbers, always using the next lowest possible that is available1
to fulfill the criteria on the left. Then do the same for the right.
Present a series for the left, and one for the right.
|7 + 8 = Square
6 = Prime
4 + 5 = Square
1 + 2 + 3 = Square
|7 + 8 = Cube
6 = Prime
4 + 5 = Cube
1 + 2 + 3 = Cube
If it was required that the Right set required "1" to be the next Prime following on after that used for the "8" in the Left set, what might the Right set read, if indeed it is possible?
Note, "always using the next lowest possible that is available"
means that if it is next on the list it cannot be dismissed unless it is the last
of a group of two or three and will not fulfill the criterion. Only then may you advance to the next.
(In reply to continuing on with the "square" version (spoilers for part 1)
Worth dropping a note to Neil Sloane?
Note that 17, 47, 71, 283, 881, 1913, within the range before being
stopped, don't allow a continuation when used in square 1 as the start.
Is there a pattern or rule that would specify this? Something to do
with primes that are too close to one another to allow a third prime to
add to form a square?
Could a pattern exist then such that;
Sq Sq P Sq Sq P ...
P+P+P P+P P P+P P+P+P P ....
I'm not totally serious about contacting Sloane, but .....
Posted by brianjn
on 2010-01-07 01:23:54