
Glossary: Prime Pages: Top 5000: 
GIMPS has discovered a new largest known prime number: 2^{82589933}1 (24,862,048 digits) Leonardo of Pisa, who wrote under the pen name Fibonacci, may have been the greatest mathematician of the middle ages. His text Liber Abaci introduced the HinduArabic numeral system to Western Europe in 1202. He is now most remembered for a trivial problem in that text counting the number of offspring of a pair of rabbits. Lucas called the sequence of numbers discussed by that problem the Fibonacci numbers.
See Also: FibonacciNumber
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