Scientists have discovered the biggest Prime number


Ученые открыли самое большое простое числоIt is 9 times longer than “War and peace”.

Scientists have discovered more a new Mersenne Prime consisting of 23249425 characters, therefore, more than 9 times longer than “War and peace”

About the discovery reported on the website of the distributed computing project GIMPS.

Given that this number is difficult to display visually, he was awarded the designation M77232917. The number became 14 account for the largest Prime number revealed by researchers from the GIMPS project.

“Typically, to look for Prime numbers is like looking for dead cats on the road: they are rare, and you don’t expect to find a new one immediately after the previous one,” said scientist Chris Caldwell.

Recall that the previous known Prime number, discovered in January 2016, had a million characters shorter.

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Help. A Prime number is greater than one natural number, which evenly divisible only by 1 and itself. The number of primes starts like this: 2, 3, 5, 7, 11, 13, 17, 19, 23, 29, 31, 37, 41, 43, 47, 53, 59, 61, 67, 71, 73, 79, 83, 89, 97, 101, 103, 107, 109, 113 and it goes on forever.


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