Any integer greater than 1 is called a prime number if and only if its positive factors are 1 and the number p itself.

– The Editor

## Prime Generating Formulas

We all know how hard it is to predict a formula for prime numbers! They have extremely uncertain pattern at various number ranges. Some prime numbers may have difference of hundreds, while few others are as close as possible. Mathematicians and computer scientists have worked very well for a long time to discover more prime numbers and tried hard to compute a unique formula. But as there are no certain patterns, it remains difficult to discover exactly the next prime number after a certain prime. There are still some ideas available which help mathematics majors predict patterns in prime numbers.

I have already discussed two such (flawed) ideas about prime numbers generation. You can revisit them: