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**LQ****Real Member**- Registered: 2006-12-04
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So I make a polygon with the radius 1 to the middle of a side, the radius s to a corner and the outer side T. if infinity is a prime number, then naturally p*T --> 2pi

Can one derive all primes p from this, plainly?

*Last edited by LQ (2010-01-05 02:58:13)*

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**Ricky****Moderator**- Registered: 2005-12-04
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if infinity is a prime number, then naturally p*T --> 2pi

What is p? What does it mean for infinity to be a prime number?

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Hi LQ;

Ricky is right. Infinity is not a number.

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.**

**I agree with you regarding the satisfaction and importance of actually computing some numbers. I can't tell you how often I see time and money wasted because someone didn't bother to run the numbers.**

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