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Duodecimal Digits (Posted on 2011-09-22) Difficulty: 2 of 5
Determine the possible nonzero units digits of a duodecimal positive integer n such that:

Each of n and n+2 is a prime number, and:

n+2 is expressible as the sum of squares of two positive itegers.

See The Solution Submitted by K Sengupta    
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re: heuristic computer exploration -- no proof | Comment 4 of 5 |
(In reply to heuristic computer exploration -- no proof by Charlie)

Actually there are 19,289 such pairs that had been checked up through and including the pair 6104927, 6104929. The program had missed a few by checking for sums of squares only up to int(sqrt(N)/2) as the smaller one instead of int(sqrt(N/2)).

They all still check out with the same last duodecimal digit and the confirmation is stronger than before.
 


  Posted by Charlie on 2011-09-22 21:38:05
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