# Largest known prime number discovered: Why it matters

The largest known prime has been discovered. … Read More Largest known prime number discovered: Why it matters

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# Largest known prime number discovered: Why it matters

The largest known prime has been discovered. … Read More Largest known prime number discovered: Why it matters

# Largest known prime number discovered: Why it matters

# You can’t hide from the primes

# You can’t hide from the primes

The largest known prime has been discovered.… Read More Largest known prime number discovered: Why it matters

A primer on primes.… Read More You can’t hide from the primes

What are primes? A prime number is a positive integer with exactly two different divisors. For example, 2 is prime, as 1 and 2 divide it. The same is true for 3, 5, and 7. But 6 is not prime as it has four divisors 1, 2, 3 and 6. On first glance, we may think… Read More You can’t hide from the primes