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A082101 Primes of form 2^k + 3^k. 35
2, 5, 13, 97 (list; graph; refs; listen; history; text; internal format)
OFFSET

1,1

COMMENTS

Next term, if it exists, is > 10^125074. - David Wasserman, Aug 13 2004

Since x+y is a factor of x^m+y^m if m is odd, 2^m+3^m is divisible by 2+3=5 unless m is zero or a power of 2. This is similar to Fermat numbers 1+2^m. - Michael Somos, Aug 27 2004

Checked k being powers of two through 2^21. Thus a(5) > 10^2000000. Primes of this magnitude are rare (about 1 in 4.6 million), so chance of finding one is remote with today's computer algorithms and speeds. - Robert Price, Apr 25 2013

If a(5) exists it is greater than 10^16000000. Probably finite and full. - Charles R Greathouse IV, Apr 29 2013

LINKS

Table of n, a(n) for n=1..4.

EXAMPLE

m=0: 1+1, m=1: 2+3, m=2: 4+9, m=4: 16+81.

MATHEMATICA

a={}; Do[If[PrimeQ[p=2^n+3^n], AppendTo[a, p]], {n, 0, 10^3}]; a (* Vladimir Joseph Stephan Orlovsky, Aug 07 2008 *)

Select[Table[2^k+3^k, {k, 0, 100}], PrimeQ] (* Harvey P. Dale, May 14 2014 *)

PROG

(PARI) print1(2); for(n=0, 99, if(ispseudoprime(t=2^(2^n)+3^(2^n)), print1(", "t))) \\ Charles R Greathouse IV, Jul 19 2011

CROSSREFS

Cf. A094474-A094499.

Sequence in context: A075742 A075737 A100843 * A158712 A090472 A120266

Adjacent sequences:  A082098 A082099 A082100 * A082102 A082103 A082104

KEYWORD

nonn

AUTHOR

Labos Elemer, Apr 14 2003

STATUS

approved

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