Friday, July 29, 2011

Magic of Prime Numbers

Prime numbers are the back bones of the arithmetic system.

In an article:,
the author discusses how prime numbers have been proved useful for evolutionary tricks.
"...primes are helpful in avoiding other animals with periodic behaviour. Suppose for example that a predator appears every six years in the forest. Then a cicada with an eight or nine-year life cycle will coincide with the predator much more often than a cicada with a seven-year prime life cycle."

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