Th 1: There is no largest prime. Th 2: The largest prime is Mersenne.
At 06:50 PM 2/13/2013, Joe Niederberger wrote: >GS Chandy wriets > >may not be possible to answer in any meaningful way. > >If you had said "reliably accurate" I could agree. >Meaningfulness is something else. > >But, look at the graph here: >http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Largest_known_prime_number > >Under some (perhaps unreliable) assumptions one may entertain the >not unreasonable thought the trajectory shown here may persist for >some time to come. Should the human race begin to falter before the >forces maintaining the present trajectory are altered, then, it may >be possible to even come close with an estimate! Of course, you >wouldn't be able to check the answer ;-) > >Cheers, >Joe N