Mersenne Primes

Mersenne Primes

Post by A Yo » Sun, 17 Sep 2006 04:41:24



A Mersenne prime number is of the form 2^n  -1 .

So look for the Mersenne exponent on a $2 bill and there is 2^n ...

The current known eight digit Mersenne exponents are

13466917
20996011
24036583
25964951
30402457
32582657

 
 
 

Mersenne Primes

Post by Mary Carpentier » Sun, 17 Sep 2006 10:38:33


Quote:

> A Mersenne prime number is of the form 2^n  -1 .

> So look for the Mersenne exponent on a $2 bill and there is 2^n ...

> The current known eight digit Mersenne exponents are

> 13466917
> 20996011
> 24036583
> 25964951
> 30402457
> 32582657

Ah, yes, but *find* a new Mersenne Prime and you might just take home
quite a bit of change.