The world's Longest prime number


THE WORLD'S LONGEST
PRIME NUMBER

THE LONGEST LIST OF THE LONGEST STUFF AT THE LONGEST DOMAIN NAME AT LONG LAST

What is the world's longest prime number?

prime number
n.
A positive integer not divisible without a remainder by any positive integer other than itself and one.

A Mersenne prime is a prime number that is expressed as one less than a prime power of two. Ex: 25 − 1 = 32 - 1 = 31, a prime number.

Now with that out of the way there is an infinite amount of prime numbers, the challenge is finding them but if you're up to the task visit the GIMPS (Great Internet Mersenne Prime Search) website and you could lay claim to $100,000.00 USD.

The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) is offering $100,000.00 to whomever finds the first prime number with at least 10,000,000 decimal digits and $250,000.00 to whomever finds the first prime number with at least 1,000,000,000 decimal digits.

So back to the world's longest prime number found to date; on September 04, 2006 Dr. Curtis Cooper and Dr. Steven Boone's CMSU team found the new longest prime; 232,582,657-1 which comes in just short of the 10,000,000 decimal digit mark at 9,808,358 digits.


The world's Longest prime number

The world's Longest prime number

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