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

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The second perfect number. Leonhard Euler (1707-1783) proved that all even perfect numbers are of the form 2n-1(2n - 1) where 2n - 1 is a Mersenne prime Mn.


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