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Author:Ivars Peterson - Science News Online
Description: Gordon Spence, a participant in the Great Internet Mersenne Prime Search (GIMPS) discovered the largest known prime number, an 895,932-digit behemoth: 2^2,976,221 - 1, the 36th Mersenne prime to be found.

Levels: High School (9-12), College
Languages: English
Resource Types: Articles
Math Topics: Prime Numbers

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