June 17th, 2016, 12:45 AM  #1 
Senior Member Joined: May 2015 From: Arlington, VA Posts: 444 Thanks: 29 Math Focus: Number theory  Primes from partitions?
Are primes derivable from partitions?

June 18th, 2016, 06:39 AM  #2 
Math Team Joined: Jan 2015 From: Alabama Posts: 3,264 Thanks: 902 
"Partitions" or what? I don't think anyone can answer this until you explain what you are talking about!

June 18th, 2016, 09:58 AM  #3 
Senior Member Joined: May 2015 From: Arlington, VA Posts: 444 Thanks: 29 Math Focus: Number theory 
The expression of a given even number as a sum of two primes is called a "Goldbach partition" of that number. "A partition is a way of writing an integer as a sum of positive integers where the order of the addends is not significant, possibly subject to one or more additional constraints." I guess there's nothing new about the term "Goldbach partitions," except their equivalence to "Goldbach [twin] primes." 

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