Lucky choice turns up world-record prime
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|Ivars Peterson - Science News Online|
|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|
|Math Topics:||Prime Numbers|
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