February 2, 2016
We studied maximal prime gaps in a recent exercise. In today’s exercise we will look at minimal prime gaps — the smallest gap of a given size. For instance, the minimal prime gap of 2 is the gap from 3 to 5, the minimal prime gap of 4 is the gap from 7 to 11, the minimal prime gap of 6 is the gap from 13 to 19, and so on.
Your task is to write a program that finds minimal prime gaps. 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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