## Maximum First Open Numbers and Goldbach’s Conjecture

**Authors:** Sally Myers Moite

For a fixed last prime, sieve the positive integers as follows. For every prime up to and including that last prime, choose one arbitrary remainder and its negative. Sieve the positive integers by eliminating all numbers congruent to the chosen remainders modulo their prime. Consider the maximum of the first open numbers left by all such sieves for a particular last prime. Computations for small last primes support a conjecture that the maximum first open number is less than (last prime)^1.75. If this conjecture could be proved, it would imply Goldbach’s Theorem is true.

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