## Elementary Proof that an Infinite Number of Pierpont Primes Exist

**Authors:** Stephen Marshall

This paper presents a complete proof of the Pierpont Primes are infinite, even though only 16 of them have been found as of 21 Feb 2017. We use a proof found in Reference 1, that if p > 1 and d > 0 are integers, that p and p+ d are both primes if and only if for integer m:
m = (p-1)!( + ) + +
We use this proof for d = 2u(n+1)3v(x+1) – 2u(n)3v(x) to prove the infinitude of Pierpont prime numbers. The author would like to give many thanks to the authors of 1001 Problems in Classical Number Theory, Jean-Marie De Koninck and Armel Mercier, 2004, Exercise Number 161 (see Reference 1). The proof provided in Exercise 6 is the key to making this paper on the Pierpont Prime Conjecture possible.

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[v1] 2017-02-27 15:30:38

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