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A121824 Primes of the form (3^n + 5^n)/2. 3
17, 353, 198593 (list; graph; refs; listen; history; text; internal format)
OFFSET

1,1

COMMENTS

Corresponding n are 2^1, 2^2, 2^3. What are the following terms? Cf. A074606 3^n + 5^n.

Since x^n + y^n has x+y as a factor if n is odd, we can assume that n is a power of 2. Maple shows that up to n = 2^15, there are no more primes of the form (3^n + 5^n)/2. This raises the question: Is it true that x^n + (x+2)^n is irreducible over Q for n a power of 2? - W. Edwin Clark, Sep 10 2006

Next term, if it exists, is > (3^2500+5^2500)/2. - Hugo Pfoertner, Sep 10 2006

No more terms <= (3^(2^17)+5^(2^17))/2=(3^131072+5^131072)/2. Hence the next term, if it exists, is greater than 10^91616 (so is too large to include). - Herman Jamke (hermanjamke(AT)fastmail.fm), Dec 31 2007

LINKS

Table of n, a(n) for n=1..3.

PROG

(PARI) for(n=1, 17, m=(3^(2^n)+5^(2^n))/2; if(isprime(m), print1(m", "))) \\ Herman Jamke (hermanjamke(AT)fastmail.fm), Dec 31 2007

CROSSREFS

Cf. A074606, A121710.

Sequence in context: A191589 A194729 A081421 * A120287 A222678 A293691

Adjacent sequences:  A121821 A121822 A121823 * A121825 A121826 A121827

KEYWORD

hard,nonn,bref

AUTHOR

Zak Seidov, Aug 27 2006

EXTENSIONS

Edited by N. J. A. Sloane, Jan 13 2008

STATUS

approved

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