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Calculating Prime Numbers

I understand that there is no explicit or recursive formula for the nth prime number. Here's my question: does such a formula even exist? In the future, with supercomputers and millenniums of research, will mathematicians ever discover it? Or are prime numbers simply that elusive?

Note by Taylor Lau
4 years, 8 months ago

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No one knows future Taylor. Such a formula may or may not exist. But I'm sure that whoever discovers a formula for generating prime numbers is going to be the greatest mathematician ever born.

- 4 years, 7 months ago