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

     29619 0820317817 0875878944 5286032309 0896892455 8140443754 0274962433
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This larger of a pair of twin primes (9*2211+1) was discovered by Emma Lehmer in 1964 and held the record for a number of years (The Journal of Recreational Mathematics, October 1970). [Merickel]


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