Sexy Primes
Basic Info
Discovered by
Number of
Description p and p+6 are both primes.
First Few (5, 11), (7, 13),
(11, 17), (13, 19),
(17, 23), (23, 29)

Sexy primes are numbers wherein two numbers have a gap of six. They are called that because sex is Latin for six.

In addition to sexy primes, if there is a prime number in between them (usually p+2 or p+4, where p is the lower prime), the sexy prime is part of the prime triplet.


5 and 11 are sexy primes.

23 and 29 are sexy primes.

Largest Known Sexy Primes


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