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Twin Primes - A Surprising Result

Twin Primes - A Surprising Result

Let's write twin primes in binary. For example the prime pair (281,283)=(100011001,100011011).

Now concatenate the two binary string to get 100011001100011011=144155 which is not a prime. But just reverse the order of concatenation to get 100011011100011001=145177 and this is a prime!

Here's an even more impressive example.

The prime pair (1049,1051)=(10000011001,10000011011) then concatenate the binary bit streams to get 1000001100110000011011=2149403 which is a prime!

Primes generating primes! Quite amazing. Please contact me with your results.

Content written and posted by Ken Abbott