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February 18, 2005

42nd Mersenne Prime (Probably) Discovered

Eric W. Weisstein reports for MathWorld Headline News: “A new Mersenne number has been flagged as prime and reported to the project’s server. If verified, this would be the 42nd known Mersenne prime, as well as the largest prime number known of any kind.”

Posted by Oleg Ivrii at February 18, 2005 04:58 PM


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