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GIMPS has discovered a new largest known prime number: 2^{82589933}1 (24,862,048 digits) Stirling found the following formula for approximating factorials: and more precisely, where 0 < < 1 (and e is the base of the natural logarithms). In terms of the gamma function Stirling's formula is and where B_{k} is the kth Bernoulli number.
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