Mathematicians discover monster prime: 17 MILLION digits

Largest prime number discovered.

Mathematicians discover monster prime: 17 MILLION digits

Science Recorder | Mark Petillo | Tuesday, February 05, 2013

Curtis Cooper from the University of Central Missouri has discovered the largest known prime number as part of the Great Internet Mersenne Prime Search (GIMPS). An integer greater than one is called a prime number if its only divisors are one and itself... To continue reading, subscribe to Science Recorder today.

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