## Prime PonderingsMath brain teasers require computations to solve.What are the largest and smallest 5-digit numbers that satisfy the following conditions?
1. Each digit of the number is a prime digit. 2. Each successive pair of digits forms a 2-digit number that is NOT a prime number. 3. Each of the prime digits must appear at least once in the 5-digit number. ## AnswerLargest - 35772Smallest - 32257 Prime digits are 2, 3, 5 and 7. Taken as pairs, the only combinations that fit criterion 2 are: 22, 25, 27, 32, 33, 35, 52, 55, 57, 72, 75 and 77. Of that list, 33 is the only number that contains a 3 as the second digit and so for criterion 3 to be satisfied, 3 can only appear at the start of the 5-digit numbers. From there it is simply a matter of choosing the next digits using the list above so that criterion 2 is satisfied, making sure that criterion 3 is also satisfied. Hide ## What Next?
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