[seqfan] Prime Sums In A Grid
Leroy Quet
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Sun Feb 22 21:12:40 CET 2009
Consider the game here:
http://gamesconceived.blogspot.com/2008/09/prime-sum-game.html
How does the sequence {a(k)} begin, where a(n) = the highest possible 1-player score for an n-by-n grid? (Or a(n) = the highest possible sum of the scores of all players playing on an n-by-n grid, as far as multi-player games go.)
I get (with the first term being a(1)) the sequence beginning:
0,4,11,...
An example of a 3-by-3 grid with 11 prime sums is:
5 2 3
6 1 8
7 4 9
(Only the pair of adjacent numbers (1,8) sum to a composite.)
Thanks,
Leroy Quet
PS: I am posting this to sci.math as well.
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