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The smallest counterexample to Mersenne's conjecture is the Mersenne number M(11) = 2^11 - 1 = 2047 = 23 * 89, which is a semiprime (and brilliant) rather than a prime, even though 11 is a prime. [Post]

 

  Submitted: 2009-03-04 00:06:35;   Last Modified: 2009-03-05 19:20:32.



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