Aaron Numbers – A Tale of Baseball, Number Theory, and Serendipity


Brady Haran’s Numberphile YouTube series, with the help of Carl Pomerance from the Department of Mathematics at Dartmouth College, takes a look at Aaron Numbers or what’s known as Ruth–Aaron pairs. Which is when two consecutive numbers’, like 714 and 715, prime numbers add up to equal numbers.

It’s a fascinating story that starts with baseball and ends with an un expected meeting of two mathematicians.

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