Ancient Greek method for finding prime numbers just got an upgrade

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Ancient Greek mathematician Eratosthenes devised a way to find prime numbers

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PRIME numbers may have been studied for over 2000 years, but there is always something new to learn. A method for finding primes first devised by the ancient Greek mathematician Eratosthenes in 240 BC has had a 21st century upgrade.

Prime numbers are divisible only by themselves and 1, and form the building blocks of all other numbers – multiplying different primes creates the rest of the whole numbers.

The Sieve of Eratosthenes, as it is known, lets you find all prime numbers …

https://www.newscientist.com/article/2201901-ancient-greek-method-for-finding-prime-numbers-just-got-an-upgrade/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_content=home

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