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Sum of Prime Numbers | 3 Aug 2009

Discussion in '$1 Daily Competition' started by shabbir, Aug 3, 2009.

  1. shabbir

    shabbir Administrator Staff Member

    What is the sum of all prime numbers less than 100.
     
  2. Kshiteej

    Kshiteej New Member

    1060.
     
  3. Kshiteej

    Kshiteej New Member

    there are 25 prime numbers are there in less than 100.

    2, 3, 5, 7, 11, 13, 17, 19, 23, 29, 31, 37, 41, 43, 47, 53, 59, 61, 67, 71, 73, 79, 83, 89, 97.

    and sum of all these numbers is 1060.
     
  4. SaswatPadhi

    SaswatPadhi ~ Б0ЯИ Τ0 С0δЭ ~

    The correct answer should be "-infinity".
    Because there exist prime numbers < 0.

    Yeah .. don't be surprised. Just google "negative prime numbers". You gets lots of results refer any one :)

    So, sum of all prime numbers = - infinity, because there are infinitely many primes less than 0 ;)

    If my answer will not b accepted, I demand a clarification + a convincing argument to why my answer was rejected.
     
  5. mayjune

    mayjune New Member

    i was just thinking of -ve prime numbers :p
     
  6. shabbir

    shabbir Administrator Staff Member

    I do not consider -ve numbers as prime ( But I open to debate here )
     
  7. SaswatPadhi

    SaswatPadhi ~ Б0ЯИ Τ0 С0δЭ ~

    It's not about you or me ... mathematics won't be modified by either of us.
    And, you didn't consider anything specfic in the question.

    As I mentioned, I need a convincing argument against my views. And, this one was far from that. If you have a very strong reason like why -ve primes don't exist ... post them here / the debate thread :)

    Perhaps, this is the first controversial question posted after PriyaD handed over the responsibility to shabbir :p
     
  8. mayjune

    mayjune New Member

    check out the reply i made in the debate thread....it may give some argument as to why it may/may not exist....
     
  9. shabbir

    shabbir Administrator Staff Member

    I have replied in the debated threads as well and what mathematics consider it.
     
  10. shabbir

    shabbir Administrator Staff Member

    Bingo :D
     

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