Concept

Sexy prime

Summary
In number theory, sexy primes are prime numbers that differ from each other by 6. For example, the numbers 5 and 11 are both sexy primes, because both are prime and 11 − 5 = 6. The term "sexy prime" is a pun stemming from the Latin word for six: sex. If p + 2 or p + 4 (where p is the lower prime) is also prime, then the sexy prime is part of a prime triplet. In August 2014 the Polymath group, seeking the proof of the twin prime conjecture, showed that if the generalized Elliott–Halberstam conjecture is proven, one can show the existence of infinitely many pairs of consecutive primes that differ by at most 6 and as such they are either twin, cousin or sexy primes. Primorial n# notation As used in this article, n# stands for the product 2 · 3 · 5 · 7 · … of all the primes ≤ n. Types of groupings Sexy prime pairs The sexy primes (sequences and in OEIS) below 500 are: :(5,11), (7,
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