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

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In 1981, Harry L. Nelson produced a 47-page printout containing the 206,545-digit solution to Archimedes' Cattle Problem. The number was generated from a CRAY-1 supercomputer at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and was published in small type in the Journal of Recreational Mathematics.


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