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Old 2006-03-25, 08:13   #1
Orgasmic Troll
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Default search for MMM127 small factors?

Would the allure of MM127's possible primality be diminished if a Catalan-Mersenne number was found to be composite? Has anyone searched for small factors of the CM numbers greater than MM127?

mild tangent:
I'm not aware if attempting to find small factors of these monstrous numbers is even feasible, so, if I'm talking out of my arse, leave your inflammatory comments at the door. Frankly, I'm too busy with my other math classes to go learning computational mathematics from scratch and buying $70 books to do so, nor is the question compelling enough for me to go through that much toil. If you want to make toast but you're out of bread, you don't go out and plant wheat.
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