# An easy approach to memorize the list of prime numbers less than 10000 (all 1229 of them).

Suppose you have a list of 100 people representing numbers 00 -> 99 (You do, if you are following Dominic Method or PAO).

Then, you need to remember only 4 words per person. Each of this word is 1 to 6 syllable long.

You need four words per person, because a prime number can end only with one of the 4 digits - 1,3,7 or 9. The first two digits of a prime number identify which “person” it will be associated with. The last digit identifies which word it will be.

For example, all prime numbers between 3800 and 3899 belong to MF = Morgan Freeman.
I have encoded the prime numbers into 4 words => Core SlowMotion Fee Novel.

The story I have is: Morgan Freeman is doing pushups to build his core. He is doing it in slowmotion, so that it strengthens his core more. He of course, is the able assistant to Batman. For his FEE, he demands the latest copy of Harry potter Novel from Batman.

The words Core, Slowmotion, Fee and Novel were all derived by the major system.

Core - the first word - refers to prime numbers ending with 7. Core represents 74 in the major system. So, the prime numbers beginning with 38 and ending with 7 are 3877 and 3847.

Slowmotion - the second word - refers to prime numbers ending with 3. Slowmotion represents 05362 in major system. So, the prime numbers beginning with 38 and ending with 3 are 3803, 3853, 3833, 3863 and 3823.

Fee - the third word - refers to prime numbers ending with 9. Fee represents 8 in the major system. So, the prime numbers beginning with 38 and ending with 9 are - well there is only one of them - 3889.

Novel - the fourth word - refers to prime numbers ending with 1. Novel represents 285 in the major system. So, the prime numbers beginning with 38 and ending with 1 are 3821, 3881 and 3851.

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Please note the following shortcuts and optimizations used:

#1. We are using a grid of 100 X 4 and putting in a few numbers in each. We need to remember only the “3rd” digit for each prime number in its grid cell.

#2. For each cell, the order does not matter. So, PERMUTATIONS are allowed.

#3. For each cell, the repetition does not matter. So, REPETITIONS are allowed.

#4. I use the link method to recall the 4 words associated with each person.

# I am pasting my prime number grid below: I am from India, so I have used a lot of Bollywood figures.

st jlmnps jkpst kmprs flmps Sanjay Dutt unjumbles cheapskate compress fumbles.
sn kln fjmnp jmn fklrt Sonu Nigam Lungi Fashion-Bum Jamun fractal
sm jmprst fklt fklr mt Zeenat Aman Jump-Start … Faculty … Flickr … DUM-maro-DUM
sr fjl jmr kmprst jmnps Suman Rangathan Facial Charm Computers Impatience
sl fklr jnps jps knr Saif Ali Khan Colorful Japanese Speech Ring
sj krst fklrt lt jmprs Sunidhi Chauhan Skirt … Reflect … Tail … Chambers
sk flnp kmr jmst jls Sanjeev Kumar Painfully Cream Test-Match Sledge
sf fkln fjln lmns fnt Sonu Walia Flank Unshuffle Salmon Futon
sp jkmprs fl nt kprt SP Balasubramanyam Scambridge Fellow Naughy Baccarat
ts fp jmpt jmrst jlmnp Dara Singh phobia jumped magistrate implosion
tt ft jlnps ns fkl Danny Denzogpa Fit positionally sinus flag
tn kmpt fnt fklnr mps Dev Anand Combat unfit frankly bosom
tm jns ks pt fjns Daler Mahendi Sunshine sikh Body Fashion-sense
tr fnr flmnp flmnps fkl Dharmendra Foreign BanFilm spoonflame cliff
tl jp flnr klr kmt Dalai Lama jeep unfurl color comet
tj jlmnps jpt jpst ns Don Juan China-Assembly budget postage science
tk fkr flmn fls nr Dilip Kumar Frog Full-Moon Floss Heroin
tf jkr kn fk jkmst Tom Ferris Joker Cane Coffee GeoChemist
tp fps kmpt kpr lms Deepika Padukone Abusive Gambit Poker Smile
ns fnt fjls fjmnp ft Neetu Singh Faint Selfish FunShampoo Voodoo
nt m lrt kn jmrt Neha Dhupia Home Trial Neck Majority
nn fjmps kprst jm fln Neil Nitin Mukesh SafeJump StudBaker Gym Funnel
nm klr fmp fmps fklrt Anu Malik Clear MammoPhobia Amphibious FatGirl
nr jkmrt kn l rt Narasimha Rao KosherMeat Gun Oil Red
nl l prs kmr lmnp Nafisa Ali Hollow Super Mammogram Nimble
nj fklrt fjmp flps kn Naseeruddhin Shah Garfield FishBomb Foosball Coin
nk jkps lt fnrt mprt Anil Kapoor skyshop toilet front import
nf flmp mrs kt jls Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan Fumble Smear Kitkat Slouch
np lnt jls jmps k Nana Patekar Lint slash PageSum Key
ms jm fn fkrt jrst Mallika Sherawat Match Enough Craft storage
mt fjm j jst fnp Madhuri Dixit Fujiyama Joy Chest Buffoon
mn lt ls lnps kln Meghna Naidu Light Lace Pencil Nickel
mm rs knrt flnt jkmps Marilyn Monroe Rose Trunk Fondle shipsmoke
mr jls jmt jpr jp Malaika Arora seashell machette Bridge Chip
ml lnrt fmp lmn fkrt Minissha Lamba Lantern Womb Melon Graft
mj kmpst knrt l kmp Mahima Chaudhary Compost Current Yellow Comb
mk jnp mp jkmst js Manisha Koirala Paunch Boom Majestic Jesus
mf kr jlmns f fln Morgan Freeman Core slow-motion Fee Novel
mp jrst nr fnt mt Manish Behl Starch Rain Faint Mat
rs lns kpst kprt lnps Riya Sen Salon Spooked Parakeet Snowball
rt kln lm lmn t Raveena Tandon Link Male Manali Teeth
rn pt fklr flnt jkmrst Richard Nixon Bathtub Freckle Fluent short-scream
rm lmnp jk mr p Rani Mukherjee monopoly cash murmur baby
rr lr fjnp s flnr Rahul Roy reel fun-job sea Fluorine
rl jprst fnt rt jp Reema Lagoo sharpstar Defend red jeep
rj lm jkrs kmr lnp Renuka Shahane Mole scrouge remake plan
rk f fmnps flnp ln Raj Kapoor off infamous-snob BluePhone Nail
rf kt t f jkms Roger Federer goat Toy wife mice-cage
rp fjlm kmprs jpst lm Rahul Bose shameful cucumbers pistacio lime
ls fk ns lmps flnt Hilary Swank Fake snow slump flatnote
lt jprs lt fkt ks Lara Dutta Precious little gift kiss
ln mnp km ks fjm Alok Nath moonbeam comma gas famish
lm fr mnps ps fl Lata Mangeshkar Fire omnibus zip leaf
lr kmst frt krt kmr Lisa Ray Kismet Draft Karate camera
ll lns jks jt fmnps Lucky Ali snail jacuzzi teach womanboss
lj lr flnp fjlm lr Alisha Chinoy Rally full-nipple male-fish roller
lk mt fr kr prst Alka Yagnik tomato fry curry stirrup
lf jlnps rt jkmr fjlns Louis Vitton BlueSolution Rat Karishma JailFence
lp fn lns m f Al Pacino Fanny Senile Mummy Fifa
js jmrs klr fkn pt Jessica Simpson smoocher laker caffeiene Pot
jt p jkmrt p lmns Johnny Depp Bee ShortCamera Bib nihilism
jn fklrt js jnp knt Jack Nicholson Rooklift chess pigeon token
jm jmpt klnr fkln jst Joy Mukherjee Badmaash wrinkle fling joust
jr n k jr flnp Shah Rukh Khan Knee Cake Chair FullPlan
jl kr jl jnp fkln jaya Lalita Cargo Chilly Punish laughing
jj ms kl fklt jp Juhi Chawla Sumo Kali Flagged Beige-Jeep
jk m jmps kst fjps Javed Akhtar Maim BusyPajamas Socket ShipSafe
jf ln fjmns jnp kr Jodie Foster Lion FancyMachine Pinch Reggae
jp jkprst f lr jkpt John Abraham ShortBurgerStore wifi Layer BikeShed
ks ln rt jkmt s Konkona Sen Sharma Anal Rod Majic-Tie Sow
kt fkn ps lns ln Cameroon Diaz Fang Boss Lesson Loan
kn mprs flrt nt t Chris Noth Sperm Flirt Denied Daddy
km s mp jrs lmn Gurdaas Maan Size Map Search Manila
kr fklt m flp flt Kangana Ranaut GoodLaugh Hamam Flip Fiddle
kl kmrst fkn flnr jpr Krista Allen smartcar Coffin funeral parish
kj fs krs jmpr fnp Karan Johar Face cross Jumper fine-pen
kk lnt lnps fl r Katrina Kaif Talent spoonful Falafal Rear
kf jkt fkln kn r Colin Firth Jacket Fake-Uncle King Roar
kp mns jmp rt ls Kabir Bedi Mason Jump Rate Soil
fs ft lp fjlms ft Will Smith fight pole Fleshism tough
ft jrt n k jkpst Faye Dunaway torch no key DiscJockeyJob
fn fmp jkmpr jst mnp Florence Nightingale Womb cambridge stage Bowmen
fm fkt jl fjn t Freddie Mercury gift jelly fashion tea
fr jr nr nt jm Waheeda Rehman rich rainy night image
fl mnp jkrt mp fns Faith Hill Panama shortcut map sniff
fj knr jnp fjnps fr Farida Jalal green pigeon peevishness fire
fk mrs flt kt jmr Fardeen Khan Miser left cat charm
ff fjms jps mrt jmn Fracis Ford Coppola Fascism speech timer machine.
fp jmn jnp klr Freida Pinto manage Japan color blank.
ps js rt lnr prst Preity Zinta juicy tyre nearly burst
pt flmn kms ps fjl Prabhu Deva Manfully makes piss flush
pn kln fps ms fnr Paul Newman Long forcep some frown
pm kmp nr rt kprt Barbara Mori Comb near right bracket
pr jmp jkmst kmt jmnp Paresh Rawal Jumbo Majestic Comet Panjim
pl fr m m lnt Bent Larsen Free me my land
pj kp nrt fknrt jms Priyanka Chopra big round farting smooch
pk fj mr jmrt fnp Pankaj Kapoor Fetch more geometry buffoon
pf flt fms lmn klt Benjamin Franklin Felt famous melon cold
pp js kn nr mrs Bipasha Basu Juice Cane near Mars.

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Thanks for posting this. Have you memorized the primes yet? I would like to do it eventually.

Being also from India, your list has a lot of potentially already known information in it for me to retain. I am not convinced yet whether I really need to remember these prime numbers for my work. I will keep this list in my mind somewhere and will revisit this page back when a need arises for me to remember prime numbers.

Thanks for sharing. The method you used for encoding the information is worth pondering and can be used in other situations where someone want to remember sequence of numbers and hence one more idea to keep in my toolbox.

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If I manage to get past the major system this is great motivation to get a larger system.
I would love to have the primes to 10k at my fingertips. Great job!

(long way off)
Still working - (not using mnemonics)
x^2
x^3
primes
to 99

I have a similar project going. I’m still developing the mnemonics - almost up to 500.

I use straight Major System. e.g.

173,181,191,193,197 TaKe hiM a TaFFeTa ToP HaT To BoMb ToPeKa

I want your bollywood pao list

You’re not likely to get a response from the OP. They haven’t been active here for over 8 years.

I’ve noticed your “request” for a Bollywood PAO list posted in multiple threads over the last day or two. I don’t mean to be rude, but you could have created your own list by now. (The list above already includes a number of Bollywood figures, giving you a significant head start.) Plus, I think it would be far more memorable for you than one created entirely by someone else, since you’d have a direct, personal connection to the information.

I hope someone will still be able to come through for you with a complete, pre-made list. But if not, you may find that a self-created list is actually superior.

Bob

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