# Goldbach Conjecture/Marginal

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## Goldbach's Marginal Conjecture

Every integer greater than $5$ can be written as the sum of three primes.

## Also see

## Source of Name

This entry was named for Christian Goldbach.

## Historical Note

Christian Goldbach first made this conjecture in $1742$ in a letter to Euler.

The marginal conjecture was written in the margin of this letter (hence its name).

## Sources

- 2008: Ian Stewart:
*Taming the Infinite*... (previous) ... (next): Chapter $7$: Patterns in Numbers: Fermat