J. V. Leyendekkers and A. G. Shannon

Notes on Number Theory and Discrete Mathematics, ISSN 1310-5132

Volume 21, 2015, Number 4, Pages 17—21

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### Authors and affiliations

J. V. Leyendekkers

*Faculty of Science, The University of Sydney
NSW 2006, Australia
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A. G. Shannon

*Faculty of Engineering & IT, University of Technology, Sydney
NSW 2007, Australia
Campion College, PO Box 3052, Toongabbie East
NSW 2146, Australia
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### Abstract

Only prime integers that are in Class ̅1_{4} of the Modular Ring Z_{4} equate to a sum of squares of integers *x* and *y*. A simple equation to predict these integers is developed which distinguishes prime and composite numbers in that one (*x*, *y*) couple exists for primes, but composites have either one couple with a common factor or the same number of couples as there are factors. In particular, composite Fibonacci numbers always have multiple (*x*, *y*) couples because the factors are all elements of ̅1_{4}.

### Keywords

- Modular rings
- Golden ratio
- Infinite series
- Binet formula
- Right-end-digits
- Fibonacci sequence
- Meta-Fibonacci sequences

### AMS Classification

- 11B39
- 11B50

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## Cite this paper

APALeyendekkers, J. V., & Shannon, A. G. (2015). The sum of squares for primes. Notes on Number Theory and Discrete Mathematics, 21(4), 17-21.

ChicagoLeyendekkers, J. V., and A. G. Shannon. “The Sum of Squares for Primes.” Notes on Number Theory and Discrete Mathematics 21, no. 4 (2015): 17-21.

MLALeyendekkers, J. V., and A. G. Shannon. “The Sum of Squares for Primes.” Notes on Number Theory and Discrete Mathematics 21.4 (2015): 17-21. Print.

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