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Old 2003-12-16, 21:31   #2
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According to Seventeen or Bust's announcement at http://www.seventeenorbust.com/ their newest discovery has 1,521,561 decimal digits. Thus it becomes the fourth-biggest known prime at this time.

I think some confusion has arisen because this may be Seventeen or Bust's sixth discovery, or sixth largest-discovery-by-Seventeen-or-Bust (that is, five of Seventeen or Bust's previous discoveries were each, at their times of discovery, the largest prime found so far by Seventeen or Bust) or something like that, and The Inquirer abbreviated this to simply "sixth prime".

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