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

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Steve Homewood from England discovered that the formula 2n^2 + 4n + 31 generates prime numbers over 43 percent of the time for all positive values up to 10 million, thus solving the Alpha31 problem posed by Vasilios Gardiakos.


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