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Old 2005-12-23, 20:02   #3
Orgasmic Troll
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Originally Posted by Numbers
According to Chris Caldwell,
http://primes.utm.edu/notes/by_year.html#table2

the last time the largest prime was not Mersenne was 1989.

So I guess the guy just made a mistake.
Normally I would just blow off an error like that, but the guy writes articles for the MAA, so I'd expect him to be up on his stuff. I was wondering if there's some reason why he would write that.
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