twin primes

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A pair of prime numbers that differ by 2. For example, 29 and 31, 71 and 73, and 10 006 427 and 10 006 429, are twin primes. A conjecture that there are infinitely many such pairs has been neither proved nor disproved.

http://primes.utm.edu/top20/page.php?id=1 More information on twin primes including a list of the twenty largest pairs identified.

Subjects: Mathematics.

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