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430                    HISTORY OF THE THEOEY OF NUMBERS.        [CHAP.XVHI
P. de Monde*sir218 wrote Np for the number of multiples of the prime p which are < 2N and divisible by no prime < p. Then the number_of primes <2N is N ?ZNp+n+I, where n is the number of primes <V2N. Also,
where a, b, . . . are the primes <p. By this modification of Legendre's formula, he computed the number 78490 of primes under one million.
*L. Lorenz219 discussed the number of primes under a given limit.
Paolo Paci220 proved that the number of integers ^n divisible by a prime <\Sn is
where r, s, . . . range over all the H primes 2, 3, . . . , p less than \/n.   Thus there are n I N+H primes from 1 to n.   The approximate value of N is
l   Tl ,      1      L    (2-3...p)]
rf2/h-. - H^i 1   rt o--------
r      rs^     J      1        2*3...p   J
K. E. Hoffmann221 denoted by N the number of primes <m, by X the number of distinct prime factors of ra, by JJL the number of composite integers <m and prime to ra. Evidently JV==^>(lf) /-i-f-A. To find AT it suffices to determine M To that end he would count the products <ra by twos, by threes, etc. (with repetitions) of the primes not dividing ra.
J. P. Gram222 proved that the number of powers of primes ^n is
[Cf. Bougaief.217]   Of the two proofs, one is by inversion from
E. Cesaro223 considered the number x of primes ^qn and >n, where q is a fixed prime. Let i, . . . , co, be the primes ^ n other than 1 and q. Letqk^n<qk+\ Then
Let Zr>a be the number of the [qn/(&i . . .o>s)] which give the remainder r when divided by q.   Set t.=2jljtt.   Then
118Assoc. fran. av. sc., 6, 1877, 77-92.    Nouv. Corresp. Math., 6, 1880, 256.
"Tideskr. for Math., Kjobenhavn, (4), 2, 1878, 1-3.
MOSul numero de numeri primi inferior! ad un dato numero, Parma, 1879, 10 pp.
^Archiv Math. Phys., 64, 1879, 333-6.
K. Danske Vidensk. Selskabs. Skrifter, (6), 2, 1881-6, 183-288; resume* in French, 289-308.
See pp. 220-8, 296-8. *M6m. Soc. Sc. Liege, (2), 10, 1883, 287-8.