The book is now available! 2305843009213693951
(another Prime Pages' Curiosity)
Prime Curios!
Curios: Curios Search:
 

Participate:
Share
                                                        230584300 9213693951
Single Curio View:   (Seek other curios for this number)

 

Wonder Book of Strange Facts (Ripley's Believe It or Not, Inc., 1957, p. 100) states that this (the 9th Mersenne prime) is the number of ways to make change for a five-dollar bill using pennies, nickels, dimes, quarters, half-dollar, and dollar coins. The correct answer is 98411, making this one of the largest prime errors ever found. [Rupinski]

 

  Submitted: 2002-08-27 15:13:37;   Last Modified: 2009-02-22 16:23:56.



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