The book is now available! 223
(another Prime Pages' Curiosity)
Prime Curios!
Curios: Curios Search:
 

Participate:
Share
Single Curio View:   (Seek other curios for this number)

 

The prime factors of 2p - 1 are all of the form 2kp + 1, where k is a positive integer, and p is an odd prime. Fermat used this fact to show that 223 divides the Mersenne number M(37).

 

  Submitted: 2006-08-26 12:05:24;   Last Modified: 2009-01-22 19:54:08.



Prime Curios! © 2000-2017 (all rights reserved)