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Ah hah! You didn't say so, but you must be talking about 2 and 3 ... the only two

consecutive numbers that are both prime numbers. There can't be any others.

Because if you have any other two consecutive numbers, one of them has to be an even

number ... divisible by 2. Since that number is divisible by 2, it's not a Prime number.

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