Goldbach's conjecture


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Related to Goldbach's conjecture: Fermat's last theorem

Goldbach's conjecture

(ˈɡəʊldˌbɑːxs)
n
(Mathematics) the conjecture that every even number greater than two is the sum of two prime numbers
[named after C. Goldbach (1690–1764), German mathematician]
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Another famous conjecture which is usually mentioned along with Goldbach's Conjecture in mathematics literature is the following:
Goldbach's conjecture says that for every even number n, the line y + x = n contains a point (x,y) whose coordinates x,y are both prime.
For example, in Uncle Petros & Goldbach's Conjecture.
He and Godel both turn up as characters in Apostolos Doxiadis's 1992 novel Uncle Petros and Goldbach's Conjecture, of which an English translation was published last year to considerable success.