Author Topic: A new and largest-known prime number has been discovered!  (Read 89 times)

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Re: A new and largest-known prime number has been discovered!
« on: January 12, 2018, 10:57:51 am »
Really? I didn't know there were any large primes one away from a power-of-ten number (not sure if I said that right)...A number with almost all zeros.

701
7001
70001
700001

In fact, every prime number is 1 away from a multiple of 6. So every prime number can be represented by (6 * k) +/- 1 for some value of k.