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Wyncote,Pa
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 Posted: September 14, 2014, 4:59 pm - IP Logged
3 is the only number which is equal to the sum of all the natural numbers less than it

The first lucky prime. Since lucky numbers are lucky enough to repeatedly appear in this book, let's take a moment to define them. Start with the list of natural numbers: 1, 2, 3, ... , and cross out every second number. The second number not crossed out is 3, so we cross out every third number, leaving 1, 3, 7, 9, 13, 15, .... The third number left is 7, so we cross out every seventh number---repeat forever. What remains is the sequence of lucky numbers: 1, 3, 7, 9, 13, 15, 21, 25, 31, 33, 37, 43, 49, 51, 63, 67, 69, .... S. Ulam (1909-1984) investigated these numbers and found a strong resemblance to primes
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 Posted: September 15, 2014, 4:57 pm - IP Logged
3 is the only number which is equal to the sum of all the natural numbers less than it

The first lucky prime. Since lucky numbers are lucky enough to repeatedly appear in this book, let's take a moment to define them. Start with the list of natural numbers: 1, 2, 3, ... , and cross out every second number. The second number not crossed out is 3, so we cross out every third number, leaving 1, 3, 7, 9, 13, 15, .... The third number left is 7, so we cross out every seventh number---repeat forever. What remains is the sequence of lucky numbers: 1, 3, 7, 9, 13, 15, 21, 25, 31, 33, 37, 43, 49, 51, 63, 67, 69, .... S. Ulam (1909-1984) investigated these numbers and found a strong resemblance to primes

So What  .....?????

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 Posted: September 15, 2014, 5:32 pm - IP Logged

So What  .....?????

Many posts are becoming nothing more than the strange fascination people have with trivial facts and numbers. They keep the forum moving with something to read but often are not posted in the proper forum.

There are several key points in this post.

1. We can add 1 + 2 and arrive at 3. We can't arrive at 67 by adding 51 + 63.

2. Somebody, somewhere wrote a book calling these lucky numbers. We know this because this is quoted from the book.

3. The guy who wrote the book did not play Pick3 or Pick 4 and probably never a Cash5 game. He was to fascinated with numbers to take the time to fill out play slips.

However if you look closely at the cryptic message being floated, you can see these lucky numbers can be used as digits or pairs in any Pick 3 or Pick 4 game.

The only question left is: How did he determine these were lucky numbers? Could it be that he found the key to UNLUCKY numbers?

G

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