# 293

This number is a prime. The number of ways to make change for a dollar using the penny, nickel, dime, quarter, half-dollar, and dollar. 202^293 begins with the digits 293 and 293^202 begins with the digits 202. [Hartley] The largest possible prime bowling score. [Patterson] The first number after 3 for which ((10^2n)+1)/101 is a prime. The sum of the first three tetradic primes: 11 + 101 + 181 = 293. [Post] In the Christmas classic It's A Wonderful Life, George's guardian angel (Clarence Oddbody) says he will be 293 next May. The number of non-prime numbered days in a year, if the days of the year are numbered 1 to 365. [Green] The smallest Honaker number which is also a Happy prime. [Gupta] The largest prime that can be recognized on the Prime Number Maze by WorksheetWorks.com. 3^35 + 293 is a multiple of one million and 293 is the only prime p such that 3^n ± p is a multiple of one million for n < 100. [Ewing] The smallest term in the Lucas-Lehmer sequence that has yet to be factored contains 293 digits.

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