From 70 million to two
It's not that mathematicians have been searching for numbers that differ by exactly two. But what they want to know is if there an infinity of them?
A major advance in mathematics, and the gist of it made a 14 year-old I know chuckle. Well, here’s a parallel. Say you’re searching for objects that are exactly two inches long—some school project perhaps. Along comes a friend who says: “Pssst! I know where you’ll find many objects, all less than 70 million inches long!"