ERIC Number: EJ639870
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Publication Date: 2001
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27% Probable: Estimating Whether or Not Large Numbers Are Prime.
Bosse, Michael J.
Mathematics and Computer Education, v35 n3 p209-15 Fall 2001
This brief investigation exemplifies such considerations by relating concepts from number theory, set theory, probability, logic, and calculus. Satisfying the call for students to acquire skills in estimation, the following technique allows one to "immediately estimate" whether or not a number is prime. (MM)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Journal Articles
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