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Old 2006-09-20, 21:06   #1
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"Jason Goatcher"
Mar 2005

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Default Is it possible to reserve a specific n-value for 2^n-1?

I've noticed that people like to come up with ideas about which n-values are most likely to yield a prime. I was wondering if it was possible to reserve a first-pass n based on one's own idea of what could yield prime.

For example, in the math section, there is a thread discussing the interesting smoothness of the exponents of the 44 Mersenne primes already found. If one wanted to reserve a number based on the ideas in that, or any other, thread, would they be able to?

This is just for informational purposes, as I don't believe I have the necessary patience for a first-pass test.(I like to jump from project to project)
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