20171204, 05:34  #1 
Dec 2017
1_{10} Posts 
How I could get Money for prims if simply give you the bigprim ?
Hi there!
I wonder wether I can have that 150000$ prize, if I simply give You the big prim in  2 on the power of a prim'  form or in  binary digits in a text file  form (prim' will be around 375000000). I mean without joining with my computer to the search. Is it possible to get the money for the (Mersenne)prim this way? (This question is aimed at the People who knows the answer.) I'm waiting for Your answer(s)... 
20171204, 06:15  #2 
Undefined
"The unspeakable one"
Jun 2006
My evil lair
2·3,041 Posts 
Just posting the exponent is enough. A file in binary digits would simply be all one's and not very interesting or needed.
So what is your exponent? You won't get any money until it is proven and published though, so don't think you'll get a cheque tomorrow. 
20171204, 07:41  #3 
"Robert Gerbicz"
Oct 2005
Hungary
2^{2}×19^{2} Posts 
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.

20171204, 08:19  #4 
Romulan Interpreter
Jun 2011
Thailand
5^{2}×7×53 Posts 
Then you must pay 150k for every one!

20171204, 09:38  #5  
Undefined
"The unspeakable one"
Jun 2006
My evil lair
2·3,041 Posts 
Quote:
http://www.mersenneforum.org/showpos...9&postcount=39 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. 

20171204, 19:18  #6 
P90 years forever!
Aug 2002
Yeehaw, FL
2×3,677 Posts 
Yes, you can claim the entire $150,000 award for a big prime. GIMPS is not offering the award, the Electronic Frontier Foundation is. Simply follow the rules at:
https://www.eff.org/awards/coop/rules The big hurdle will be getting your work published in an peer reviewed academic journal. 
20171206, 14:48  #7  
Feb 2017
Nowhere
2×3^{2}×241 Posts 
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Regarding getting your discovery published, your spelling and grammar could use some work. Of course, you need a valid primality proof first... 

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