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GIMPS has discovered a new largest known prime number: 2^{82589933}1 (24,862,048 digits) 227 is the (7^{2})th prime number. Here's a little prime curiosa based on Diophantine equations: 227^{n} + 251^{n} + 257^{n} = 233^{n} + 239^{n} + 263^{n}, n = 1, 2. Note that 227 is least of the 6 distinct primes! [Terry] "227" is an American sitcom starring Marla Gibbs that originally aired from September 1985 to May 1990. [Hultquist] 227 = 2*3*5*7+2+3+5+7 is prime. [Poo Sung] 22/7 is the famous value of correct to two decimal places. The smallest threedigit prime that is changed into a composite number if any digit is deleted. The smallest threedigit prime p such that 2^pp^2 is also prime. [Gallardo] In the novel Life of Pi by Yann Martel, the protagonist (Pi) survives 227 days shipwrecked at sea with a Bengal tiger. 227 is the sum of first composite numbers up to 27. [Silva] The number of composite days in a year. [Gupta] The smallest prime optimal town. [Post] The only 3digit prime whose product of digits is a perfect number. [Loungrides] The Beatles recorded 227 songs that were officially released over the years, not including BBC or live tracks.
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