This just in: the largest known prime number is now 257,885,161 – 1.
Ya-a-a-wn . . . seen one prime number, seen ‘em all.
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You sure? To me, it looks like its divisible by 14,342,648,432,678.
[BTW, you’re supposed to see why my last comment is wrong].
As we all do, of course: any even number times any other number gives an even number, while one less than any power of 2 must be odd.
Eh, “its divisible”? What is “it” and how can it possess “divisible”?
Tough room! I should have added that apostrophe for our friend Dom…
I suppose, Malcolm, that you’ve been “owned” by Jeffery.
I suppose also that being “owned” beats being “possessed”.
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