Largest prime number ever is found

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    Poet عضو متميّز

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    A 26-year-old graduate student in the US has made mathematical history by discovering the largest known prime number.

    The new number is 6,320,430 digits long. It took just over two years to find using a distributed network of more than 200,000 computers.

    Prime numbers are positive integers that can only be divided by themselves and one. Mersenne primes are an especially rare type of prime that take the form 2 p-1, where p is also a prime number. The new number can be represented as 220,996,011-1. It is only the 40th Mersenne prime to have ever been found.

    For further reading, click on the following link

    http://www.newscientist.com/news/news.jsp?id=ns99994438
     
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    جراهام بل مشرف سابق

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    a great invention
    thanks dear poet for providing us with such a useful news
    regards
     
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    Poet عضو متميّز

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    Thank you Adel for passing by my thread,
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