 38 (another Prime Pages' Curiosity) Curios: Curios Search:   Participate:  GIMPS has discovered a new largest known prime number: 282589933-1 (24,862,048 digits) The magic constant in the only possible magic hexagon (which utilizes all the natural integers up to and including the prime number 19). The sum of squares of the first three primes (22 + 32 + 52). [Kimberling] The number of Mersenne primes known to humanity prior to the 21st century. The sum of the first 38 cubed primes (23 + 33 + ... + 1633) is prime. [De Geest] 38 = 2 * 19. Note that 32 + 819 is prime. [Honaker] 38 * 238 + 38 + 1 is prime. [Noll] 38 of the first one hundred primes are full period primes. Note that it is conjectured that about 3/8 of all primes are full period primes. The largest known even number which can be represented as sum of two distinct primes in only one way (i.e., 38 = 31 + 7). [Gupta] Let spf = sum of prime factors (where spf(p) = 0); then spf(38) = 21, spf(21) = 10, spf(10) = 7, and spf(7) = 0. Note that 21 + 10 + 7 + 0 = 38. The numbers 20 and 74 also share this property. [Moseley] The largest even number such that every partition into two odd parts contains at least one prime. [Brahinsky] 38 is the average of first primes up to 83. [Silva] (There are 3 curios for this number that have not yet been approved by an editor.) Prime Curios! © 2000-2019 (all rights reserved)  privacy statement