What are prime gaps and who is Yitang Zhang?

You have probably read a news about one professor proving The Prime Gap conjecture. In this post, I will give you an overview of what the excitement is all about in the mathematics community. This post is written for the high school students and those who are interested in mathematics that are non mathematics majors. […]
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4 Types of Composite Numbers You Probably Have Not Heard Of

There are numbers that are named because of their special characteristics. Prime numbers for example are unique because they only have two factors, 1 and itself.  Composite numbers, on the other hand, have more than two factors. Speaking of composite numbers, there are different types of such numbers that you probably have not heard of. […]
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Mersenne Primes Under the Microscope

What are Mersenne Primes? The recent discovery of the largest known prime number which is 17 million digits highlighted the importance of Mersenne primes.  This newest prime number and the thirteen largest primes are all Mersenne primes. But what are Mersenne primes really and why are they important in finding the largest prime numbers? If a prime […]
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