January 04, 2006

Number Fun

Do you know what the largest known prime number is? Do you care? Well, someone obviously cares alot.

The number that the team found is 9.1 million digits long. It is a Mersenne prime known as M30402457 — that's 2 to the 30,402,457th power minus 1.
Uh... very cool? I'm not so sure that I'll be able to repeat that for a trivia answer. I'm not even sure what the hell Mersenne is... I thought it was a town in France.

Posted by That 1 Guy at January 4, 2006 04:59 PM

If it was a town in Frane, trust me, it gave up 'fore it got it's ass kicked...

Posted by: RedNeck at January 4, 2006 08:26 PM

Make that FranCe. Not Frane. Frank, he's alright, he's my neigbbor. Takes care of Zippo lighter's and such for me and the other neighbors...

Posted by: RedNeck at January 4, 2006 08:29 PM

only you and some math geeks would actually care about this.

Posted by: Contagion at January 5, 2006 07:27 AM

Shows what I know. I thought Mersenne Prime was what you serve with red meat.

Posted by: Raging Mom at January 5, 2006 09:10 AM