This would've been really nice to post under interesting maths statements
Download all 22338618 digits here: http://www.mersenne.org/primes/digits/M74207281.zip of the largest known prime 2^{74207281}-1 discovered on January 7, 2016 by Curtis Cooper: http://www.mersenne.org/primes/?press=M74207281
To save you the trouble of scrolling through all 22338618 digits, the number looks like this: 3003764180..........1086436351
EDIT: Now there is a bigger one. See post 8 for details at Here is one MAD number - largest known prime And this new one has 23249425 digits.
EDIT 2: An even bigger one has recently been discovered on Dec. 7, 2018 with 24862048 digits. See post #9 for details: Here is one MAD number - largest known prime
Last edited by tywebb; 3 Jan 2019 at 9:06 AM.
This would've been really nice to post under interesting maths statements
It is not a statement. It is a discovery.
I know. A discovery can be summarised in a statement.
I just downloaded a 20MB text-file with a single number in it
Veni, Vidi, Vici
One word: Meh.
Sure, you can just go program and find mersenne primes, but what would be more interesting is finding an underlying connection to literally every other branch of mathematics. Now that, would be a huge deal, and probably revolutionise the way modern mathematics is held together.
If I am a conic section, then my e = ∞
Just so we don't have this discussion in the future, my definition of the natural numbers includes 0.
Now there is an ever bigger one discovered on Dec. 26, 2017.
It is 2^{77232917}-1 discovered with 23249425 digits by Jonathan Pace. You can download all the digits here: http://www.mersenne.org/primes/digits/M77232917.zip. More info here https://www.mersenne.org
Last edited by tywebb; 3 Jan 2019 at 9:02 AM.
And now there is an even bigger largest known prime: 2^{82589933}-1 discovered with 24862048 digits by Patrick Laroche on Dec 7, 2018. You can download all the digits here: https://www.mersenne.org/primes/digits/M82589933.zip. More info here https://www.mersenne.org
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