Goldbach’s Conjecture

March 2, 2010

Christian Goldbach (1690-1764) was a Prussian mathematician and contemporary of Euler. One of the most famous unproven conjectures in number theory is known as Goldbach’s Conjecture, which states that every even number greater than two is the sum of two prime numbers; for example, 28 = 5 + 23.

Your task is to write a function that finds the two primes that add to a given even number greater than two. When you are finished, you are welcome to read or run a suggested solution, or to post your own solution or discuss the exercise in the comments below.


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