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GIMPS has discovered a new largest known prime number: 2^{82589933}1 (24,862,048 digits) The largest prime which cannot be represented with less than 37 5th powers. The number of primes and the number of composites that cannot be written as the sum of two primes, up to 223, are equal. [Honaker] The sums of the nth powers of its digits are prime for all n between 1 and 6 inclusive: sum of digits = 7, sum of squares of digits = 17, sum of cubes of digits = 43, sum of fourth powers = 113, sum of fifth powers = 307 and sum of sixth powers = 857. [Trotter] One Saros cycle is almost exactly 223 synodic months. Prime in the decimal expansion of square root of 5. [Haga] A chicken and human have 223 enzymes of identical sequence length. [Jolly] The prime factors of 2^{p}  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). A prime extracted from the names of the most famous Star Wars droids, i.e., R2D2 and C3PO. May the Force of Prime Numbers be with you! [Capelle] The sum of the digits of first primes up to 223 is 449. Note the prime digits and their squares. [Silva] The smallest prime showing a repeated prime digit. [Silva] The smallest prime whose reversal has more than two prime divisors. [Silva] The largest gear in the Antikythera mechanism most likely had 223 teeth in connection with the prediction of lunar eclipses. [Beedassy] The smallest prime formed from three prime digits. [Silva] 223 = 01+23+45+67+89. [Silva] "The children of Hashum, two hundred twenty and three." (Ezra 2:19, KJV) [Dorton] (223, 227, 229, 233) is the first tetrad of successive primes whose the digits of each prime are complementary of the digits of another tetrad of successive primes, i.e., (887, 883, 881, 877). [Loungrides] The only 3digit isolated prime concatenated from two isolated primes, 2 and 23. [Loungrides] ß was encoded by ECMA at position 223 (hexadecimal DF). [Hess]
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