I am asking if this variant of the weak Goldbach Conjecture is already known.
Let $N$ be an odd number. Does there exist prime numbers $p_1$, $p_2$ and $p_3$ such that $p_1+p_2-p_3=N$? Ideally, can we find $p_1$, $p_2$ and $p_3$ so that they are small enough? For example, can we prove that for large enough $N$, we can find such a triplet that all of them are smaller than $N$?