# Almost prime

A two-digit number ab is called almost prime if one obtains a two-digit prime number by changing at most one of its digits a and b. (For example, 18 is an almost prime number because 13 is a prime number).

is called almost prime if one obtains a two-digit prime number by changing at most one of its digits  and

(For example, 18 is an almost prime number because 13 is a prime number).[1][2][3]

## References

1. Sándor, József; Dragoslav, Mitrinović S.; Crstici, Borislav (2006). Handbook of Number Theory I. Springer. p. 316. doi:10.1007/1-4020-3658-2. ISBN 978-1-4020-4215-7.
2. Rényi, Alfréd A. (1948). "On the representation of an even number as the sum of a single prime and single almost-prime number". Izvestiya Rossiiskoi Akademii Nauk. Seriya Matematicheskaya (in Russian). 12 (1): 57–78.
3. Heath-Brown, D. R. (May 1978). "Almost-primes in arithmetic progressions and short intervals". Mathematical Proceedings of the Cambridge Philosophical Society. 83 (3): 357–375. Bibcode:1978MPCPS..83..357H. doi:10.1017/S0305004100054657. S2CID 122691474.