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February 26, 2005

42nd Mersenne Prime Confirmed

Eric W. Weisstein reports for MathWorld Headline News: “The new Mersenne prime is 2^25,964,951 - 1 = 1221646300…7077247 (where the ellipses indicate that several million intervening digits have being omited for conciseness) and has a whopping total of 7,816,230 decimal digits. It is therefore not only the largest known Mersenne prime, but also the largest known prime of any kind.”

Posted by Oleg Ivrii at February 26, 2005 07:46 PM


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