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Old 2017-12-04, 09:38   #5
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Originally Posted by R. Gerbicz View Post
No it is not enough, and what would prove that it is prp (say for base=3) or prime? Suppose that all 7+ billion people email a (different smallish) exponent then there will be roughly 20 Mersenne prime exponents in that, but we don't know which ones.
I already covered this point in the "crank" thread.

So, like I say above, it has to be proven first before any money is delivered. But what I say above I think is correct, posting only the exponent is enough to start the process. Naturally, not many people will trust someone new posting a random number, but hey ya never know.
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