**A PRIME CONSPIRACY****You might assume that prime numbers are distributed randomly -- a reasonable assumption.****However, we now have empirical evidence that it’s not true. ****SUMMARY**PRIMES ENDING IN 9 ARE MORE OFTEN FOLLOWED BY PRIMES ENDING IN 1

PRIMES ENDING IN 1 ARE MORE OFTEN FOLLOWED BY PRIMES ENDING IN 2

PRIMES ENDING IN 2 ARE MORE OFTEN FOLLOWED BY PRIMES ENDING IN 1

PRIMES ENDING IN 3 ARE MORE OFTEN FOLLOWED BY PRIMES ENDING IN 9 [than in 1 or 7]

If your prime ends in 3, it’s more likely that the next prime will end in 9 than in 1 or 7.

In summary, mathematical researchers found that 1 is followed by:

* 1 about 18% of the time

* 3 about 30% of the time

* 7 about 30% of the time

* 9 about 22% of the time

They found similar results when they started with primes that ended in 3, 7 or 9 variations, but with repeated last digits the least common.

The bias persists, but slowly decreases, as numbers get larger.

**Full details here:**http://hackaday.com/2016/03/14/prime-numbers-are-stranger-than-you-thought/https://www.quantamagazine.org/20160313-mathematicians-discover-prime-conspiracy/