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Near-repdigit

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GIMPS has discovered a new largest known prime number: 282589933-1 (24,862,048 digits)

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(up) Definitions and Notes

A repunit is a number of the form 11111...111 (repeated units). In base two (binary), these are the Mersenne primes. In base ten, just a few are known. If we repeat any other digit, then we get a composite (e.g., 777777 is divisible by 7).

To get a more general form, two things have been tried:

  1. Let one of the digits differ from one--these are the near repunit primes.
  2. Let all but one of the digits be the same, these are the near repdigit primes (and include the near repunit primes).

(up) Record Primes of this Type

rankprime digitswhowhencomment
1993 · 101768283 - 1 1768286 L4879 Feb 2019 Near - repdigit
299 · 101536527 - 1 1536529 L4879 Feb 2019 Near - repdigit
3992 · 101533933 - 1 1533936 L4879 Feb 2019 Near - repdigit
42 · 101059002 - 1 1059003 L3432 Sep 2013 Near - repdigit
593 · 101029523 - 1 1029525 L4789 Jan 2019 Near - repdigit
69 · 101009567 - 1 1009568 L3735 Sep 2016 Near - repdigit
796 · 10846519 - 1 846521 L2425 Sep 2011 Near - repdigit
892 · 10833852 - 1 833854 L4789 Apr 2018 Near - repdigit
98 · 10608989 - 1 608990 p297 May 2011 Near - repdigit
1092 · 10544905 - 1 544907 L3735 May 2015 Near - repdigit
115 · 10511056 - 1 511057 p297 Mar 2011 Near - repdigit
1295 · 10466002 - 1 466004 L3735 May 2014 Near - repdigit
135 · 10464843 - 1 464844 p297 Feb 2011 Near - repdigit
145 · 10445773 - 1 445774 p297 Jan 2011 Near - repdigit
15999999998 · 10419343 - 1 419352 L1958 Apr 2019 Near - repdigit
166 · 10414508 - 1 414509 p297 Jan 2011 Near - repdigit
1799998 · 10389150 - 1 389155 L3432 Sep 2016 Near - repdigit
1810388080 - 10112433 - 1 388080 CH8 Nov 2014 Near - repdigit
1910388080 - 10180868 - 1 388080 p377 Nov 2014 Near - repdigit
2010388080 - 10332944 - 1 388080 p377 Dec 2014 Near - repdigit

(up) References

Caldwell89
C. Caldwell, "The near repdigit primes 333 ... 331," J. Recreational Math., 21:4 (1989) 299--304.
Caldwell90
C. Caldwell, "The near repdigit primes AnB, ABn, and UBASIC," J. Recreational Math., 22:2 (1990) 100--109.
CD95
C. Caldwell and H. Dubner, "The near repunit primes 1n-k-1011k," J. Recreational Math., 27 (1995) 35--41.
CD97
C. Caldwell and H. Dubner, "The near repdigit primes An-k-1B1Ak, especially 9n-k-1819k," J. Recreational Math., 28:1 (1996-97) 1--9.
Heleen98
Heleen, J. P., "More near-repunit primes 1n-k-1D11k, D=2,3, ..., 9," J. Recreational Math., 29:3 (1998) 190--195.
Williams78b
H. C. Williams, "Some primes with interesting digit patterns," Math. Comp., 32 (1978) 1306--1310.  Corrigendum in 39 (1982), 759.  MR 58:484
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