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  1. Abstarct Given disjoint subsets T 1 , …, T m of “not too large” primes up to x , we establish that for a random integer n drawn from [1, x ], the m -dimensional vector enumerating the number of prime factors of n from T 1 , …, T m converges to a vector of m independent Poisson random variables. We give a specific rate of convergence using the Kubilius model of prime factors. We also show a universal upper bound of Poisson type when T 1 , …, T m are unrestricted, and apply this to the distribution of the number of prime factors from a set T conditional on n having k total prime factors.
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  3. Abstract We determine, up to multiplicative constants, the number of integers $n\leq x$ that have a divisor in $(y,2y]$ and no prime factor $\leq w$ . Our estimate is uniform in $x,y,w$ . We apply this to determine the order of the number of distinct integers in the $N\times N$ multiplication table, which are free of prime factors $\leq w$ , and the number of distinct fractions of the form $(a_{1}a_{2})/(b_{1}b_{2})$ with $1\leq a_{1}\leq b_{1}\leq N$ and $1\leq a_{2}\leq b_{2}\leq N$ .
  4. Abstract We show that for some even $k\leqslant 3570$ and all  $k$ with $442720643463713815200|k$, the equation $\phi (n)=\phi (n+k)$ has infinitely many solutions $n$, where $\phi $ is Euler’s totient function. We also show that for a positive proportion of all $k$, the equation $\sigma (n)=\sigma (n+k)$ has infinitely many solutions $n$. The proofs rely on recent progress on the prime $k$-tuples conjecture by Zhang, Maynard, Tao, and PolyMath.