Number Magic

Question :
What are 'Prime Pairs' ?

Answer :
A de Polignac has conjenctured that every even number is the difference of two consecutive primes in infinitely many ways.
Suppose we take the even number to be 2, this means that there are infinitely many pairs of primes that are consecutive odd numbers such as 5, 7; 11, 13; 17, 19; 29, 31; 41, 43; 59, 61; 71, 73; these are called prime pairs.
Another name for prime pairs is twin prime.
On January 15, 2007 two distributed computing projects, Twin Prime Search and PrimeGrid found the largest known twin primes, 2195000 1. The numbers have 58711 decimal digits. The discoverer was Eric Vautier from France.
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