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GIMPS has discovered a new largest known prime number: 282589933-1 (24,862,048 digits)

+ The largest prime less than the square root of 10^9. It is the largest prime that is sufficient when using trial division or the Sieve of Eratosthenes algorithm for numbers less than 10^9.

(There is one curio for this number that has not yet been approved by an editor.)




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