Stop The Presses!

This just in: the largest known prime number is now 257,885,161 – 1.

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8 Comments

  1. Ya-a-a-wn . . . seen one prime number, seen ‘em all.

    Jeffery Hodges

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    Posted February 5, 2013 at 3:40 pm | Permalink
  2. Dom says

    You sure? To me, it looks like its divisible by 14,342,648,432,678.

    Posted February 6, 2013 at 2:01 pm | Permalink
  3. Dom says

    [BTW, you're supposed to see why my last comment is wrong].

    Posted February 6, 2013 at 2:05 pm | Permalink
  4. Malcolm says

    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.

    Posted February 6, 2013 at 2:47 pm | Permalink
  5. Eh, “its divisible”? What is “it” and how can it possess “divisible”?

    Jeffery Hodges

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    Posted February 6, 2013 at 3:33 pm | Permalink
  6. Malcolm says

    Tough room! I should have added that apostrophe for our friend Dom…

    Posted February 6, 2013 at 4:20 pm | Permalink
  7. I suppose, Malcolm, that you’ve been “owned” by Jeffery.

    :)

    Posted February 6, 2013 at 7:47 pm | Permalink
  8. I suppose also that being “owned” beats being “possessed”.

    Posted February 6, 2013 at 7:49 pm | Permalink

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