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# 65537

This number is a prime.

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The largest known prime with a Hamming Weight of 2. In other words, the binary representation of 65537 has only 2
ones, which makes computer operations much easier. This fact is extremely important to cryptographers, who use
65537 as a common encryption exponent. [Price]
Submitted: 2013-11-27 10:32:45; Last Modified: 2018-04-02 20:15:33.

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