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Re: What is the smallest integer that is the sum of 2 distinct [#permalink]

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07 Aug 2014, 19:30

I didn't memorize the list of primes, so, is there any other way of solving this out going through the list and finding the next 2 smallest primes? 81 - Divisible by 3 82 - Divisible by 2 83 - Prime 84 - Divisible by 2 85 - Divisible by 5 86 - Divisible by 2 87 - Divisible by 3 88 - Divisible by 2 89 - Prime

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IMO B Remember following chart: There is a pattern in following list.. try to compare pattern and repetition after rows. 2 3 5 7 11 131719 23 29 31 37 41 4347 53 59 61 67 71 73 79 83 89 97 _________________

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Gnpth wrote:

What is the smallest integer that is the sum of 2 distinct prime integers, each greater than 80 ?

A. 170 B. 172 C. 173 D. 199 E. 186

First of all, discard 173 and 199 since they are odd. Sum of two primes greater than 2 will always be even because both primes will be odd.

Both numbers need to be greater than 80 i.e. their sum needs to be greater than 160. Since two of the given sums, 170 and 172, are quite close to 160, it should be fair to assume that if they can be written as sum of two primes, we will find the primes between 80 to 90.

Between 80 and 90, there are only 2 primes: 83 and 89 (if you don't remember this, you just need to check for 81, 83, 87 and 89)

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IMO B Remember following chart: There is a pattern in following list.. try to compare pattern and repetition after rows. 2 3 5 7 11 131719 23 29 31 37 41 4347 53 59 61 67 71 73 79 83 89 97

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