Clue to Puzzle #15: Prime Squared Minus 1 Multiple of 24
Firstly we need to expand p2 - 1. If you don't know how to do that showing you how to do that may well be enough.
p2 - 1 = (p - 1) x (p + 1)Secondly there is nothing special about the number 24 per se. The answer goes more like if I could show that something were a multiple of 2, 3 & 5 then that would show it were a multiple of 30.
2, 3, 5 are, in the example above, the prime factors of 30.
All prime numbers are, by definition, odd.
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