The Puzzlers

Ray G. Opao was born in 1971, on the 26th day of the 5th month. This happens to be a prime coincidence because 1*971-2*6*5, 1*971+2*6*5, 19*71-2*6*5, 19*71+2*6*5, 197*1-2*6*5, and 197*1+2*6*5 are all primes. He has bachelor's degrees in secondary education and electrical engineering, which were completed in 1993 and 1999, respectively, both prime years. He and his wife, Lala, have two daughters, Yooji and LeAnn whose ages will be cousin primes on 2005, 2009, 2015, 2021, .... At present, he teaches math and education subjects at Mountain View College, Valencia City, Philippines. His interest in primes started with GIMPS and Prime95. However, the discoveries of the 39th(?) and 40th(?) Mersenne primes led him to conclude that one must be named Michael to discover a Mersenne. For smaller primes, he uses WinPFGW and Primo, with some codes in VB.

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