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# The Life of Paul Erdos

Justin Andrews Erds Paul Erdos was born in Budapest Hungary on march 261913 He was the son of Lajos and his mother Anna Both parents were math teachers Which is most likely where Paul received his math influence His sisters died of scarlet fever around the time he was born this making his parents very protective of little Paul during his childhood His mother Anna being so protective that he was kept out of school until his teens His mother felt school was the source of childhood contagion and he was tutored at home But before the age that it was necessary to get education Paul had plenty of time on his hands He spent this time doing mental arithmatic At three years old he was multiplying three-digit numbers in his head to amuse visitors he would ask their ages and compute how many seconds they had lived Around the age of four he started looking for patterns to the prime numbers Such as 235711 etc Which are divisible only by themselves and the number 1 While young man he began a life devoted to uncovering mathematical truth He decided to become a mathematical monk he renounced material possessions and sexual pleasure He wanted to stray away from the norm wether it was socialy or in his mathematics For six decades as an adult and prolific mathematician he lived out of a ratty suitcase criss-crossing four continents at a grueling pace He moved from one university or research center to the next in search of good mathematical problems and rising new talent During his travels in 1845 Erdos worked with Bertrand The Bertrand conjecture said that there was always at least one prime number between n and 2n for n 2 He made an understandable proof of this result He can also be associated with the Prime number theorem Paul and another mathematician named Chebyshev came close to a proof but

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