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A083565 Begins the first chain of n consecutive primes whose product - 2 is prime. 0
3, 3, 3, 3, 3, 3, 3, 23, 3, 131, 3, 67, 7, 3, 43, 461, 523, 3, 1021, 113, 3877, 5, 19, 1493, 3, 5, 7, 3187, 5, 593, 2633, 5, 661, 3371, 179, 3889, 3, 839, 443, 3023, 1579, 1613, 251, 139, 751, 3343, 229, 5233, 4153 (list; graph; refs; listen; history; text; internal format)
OFFSET

2,1

LINKS

Table of n, a(n) for n=2..50.

EXAMPLE

3 is the smallest prime in 3, 5, 7, 11 which is the first chain of four consecutive primes whose product - 2 is prime: 3 * 5 * 7 * 11 - 2 = 1153 (prime). Hence a(4) = 3.

PROG

(PARI) pchain(p, n) = {my(pp = p, i, q); for (i=1, n-1, q = nextprime(p+1); pp *= q; p = q; ); return (pp-2); }

lista(nn) = {for (n = 2, nn, p = 3; while (! isprime(pchain(p, n)), p = nextprime(p+1); ); print1(p, ", "); ); } \\ Michel Marcus, May 18 2013

CROSSREFS

Sequence in context: A105592 A210745 A187471 * A237117 A247970 A063438

Adjacent sequences:  A083562 A083563 A083564 * A083566 A083567 A083568

KEYWORD

nonn

AUTHOR

Joseph L. Pe, Jun 12 2003

EXTENSIONS

More terms from Michel Marcus, May 18 2013

STATUS

approved

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