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

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The first prime that is not a Higgs prime for squares or cubes. This follows from the fact that 17 is a Fermat prime Fn = 22n + 1 (with n = 2), and hence not a Higgs prime for powers below 2n. [Beedassy]


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