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2006-03-22, 11:51   #5
R.D. Silverman

Nov 2003

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Quote:
 Originally Posted by ATH .
The question is poorly posed.

I know what was intended, but what was intended was not what was asked.

Yes.

In fact, I just discovered such a prime. Here it is.

1037510965197585328966549837707224890354657080201529875806647479\
8233863486031281131283524914678956270502562335950080303203364693

The question that was *intended* was: Will we discover a new MERSENNE
prime below M42?

The answer to that is: "unlikely"

Learn to phrase mathematical questions precisely.