The Great Internet Mersenne Prime Search (GIMPS) discovered the largest prime number yet on January 7, 2016. The number is . It contains 22,338,618 digits. If you are wondering how long it is, suppose that you can write an average of 2 digits per second, you will be able to finish writing this number in […]

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# Posts tagged with 'prime number'

## 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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## The Amazing Mathematics Illuminated

Mathematics Illuminated | Home via kwout Mathematics Illuminated is an amazing multimedia resource created by Annenberg Media. It contains text articles, videos, and java applets that discusses mathematics ranging from the most ancient to the most modern. The title of 13 chapters are the following. The Primes Combinatorics Counts How Big is Infinity Topology’s Twists […]

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