Wednesday, January 04, 2006


Yup, that's the largest known prime number. Written out, it's 2 to the 30,402,457th power, minus 1.

Happy New Year.


Anonymous said...

Happy New Year, JVL. I'm expecting M3042457 posts this year. ;)

kwAwk said...

Is there any real value in knowing that 2 to the 30,403,457th power, minus 1 is a prime number or is this just some college professors with too much time on their hands?