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The 24th Mersenne Prime

Bryant Tuckerman
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
Vol. 68, No. 10 (Oct., 1971), pp. 2319-2320
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/61035
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Abstract

The 24th Mersenne prime Mp = 2p - 1, and currently the largest known prime, is 219937 - 1. Primality was shown by the Lucas-Lehmer test on an IBM 360/91 computer. The 24th even perfect number is (219937 - 1)· 219936.

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