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GIMPS has discovered a new largest known prime number: 2^{82589933}1 (24,862,048 digits) An integer greater than one is called a prime number if its only positive divisors (factors) are one and itself. For example, the prime divisors of 10 are 2 and 5, and the first six primes are 2, 3, 5, 7, 11, and 13. By the fundamental theorem of arithmetic we know that all positive integers factor uniquely into a product of primes. Technical comment on the definition: In the integers we can easily prove the following
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