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

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In the movie "Die Hard with a Vengeance", Bruce Willis must measure 4 litres of water using two containers one with a capacity of 3 litres and the other with 5 litres. This problem can be solved by the Euclidean algorithm since 3 and 5 are mutually prime. [Poo Sung]


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