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The prime number 167772161 which is equal to 2^25*5+1 was found in 1878 to be a factor of 2^(2^23)+1 or Fermat 23 by Pervushin (also spelled Pervouchine). Note that it was found 125 years later in 2003 by Dario Alpern to be a factor of 10^(10^100)-1 or a googolplex minus one. [Dobb]

Submitted: 2003-06-10 05:36:44;   Last Modified: 2008-01-30 11:28:00.
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