Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Maths and Stats by Email | Big primes, Möbius zipper

Maths and Stats by Email | Big primes, Möbius zipper: "Article How to find a giant prime number  
   
Recently, mathematicians used computers to find the largest prime yet. It’s really big – it has over 17 million digits. If you printed it out in books, it would be roughly three times longer than all the Harry Potter books combined."

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