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

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In base 24, the square of any number relatively prime to the base (i.e., in this case, any number not divisible by 2 or 3) will end in the digit "1", and 24 is the largest base having this property. [Kerby]


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