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2023-05-24, 13:01   #1277
charybdis

Apr 2020

22×3×5×19 Posts

Quote:
 Originally Posted by kriesel ICYMI, the jokes are: 1) misplaced pedantry 2) large scale of first task set for the reader 3) use of the cliche phrase "left as an exercise to the reader" 4) extra credit task is Sisyphean at best, with each "boulder" (large Mersenne number) a bit larger than the one before
"Humor can be dissected, as a frog can, but the thing dies in the process and the innards are discouraging to any but the purely scientific mind." -- E.B. White and Katharine S. White (often misattributed to Mark Twain)

this is of limited relevance here: describing the quoted post as humor is a stretch

Last fiddled with by charybdis on 2023-05-24 at 13:08

2023-05-25, 02:32   #1278
MPrimeFinder

"Anonymous"
Sep 2022
finding m52

23·3 Posts

Quote:
 Originally Posted by kriesel M52 is composite; trivially, since no composite exponent produces a mersenne prime; or empirically, via https://www.alpertron.com.ar/ECM.HTM: 2^52-1 = 4503 599627 370495 = 3 × 5 × 53 × 157 × 1613 × 2731 × 8191 Showing Mp#52 = 2^x-1 is prime, for prime x > 82589933, is left as an exercise to the reader. (Note, requires showing no Mp have been missed below Mp#51*) For extra credit, find all the Mersenne primes. ICYMI, the jokes are: 1) misplaced pedantry 2) large scale of first task set for the reader 3) use of the cliche phrase "left as an exercise to the reader" 4) extra credit task is Sisyphean at best, with each "boulder" (large Mersenne number) a bit larger than the one before
m52 = 52nd mersenne prime

2023-05-25, 05:22   #1279
kriesel

"TF79LL86GIMPS96gpu17"
Mar 2017
US midwest

2·11·367 Posts

Quote:
 Originally Posted by MPrimeFinder m52 = 52nd mersenne prime
See the relevant portion of https://www.mersenneforum.org/showpo...67&postcount=4 and https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mersenne_prime.
And analogously, F33 is not the 33rd Fermat prime, it's 2^2^33 +1.

2023-06-15, 08:25   #1280
Batalov

"Serge"
Mar 2008
San Diego, Calif.

2×3×1,733 Posts

Quote:
 Originally Posted by retina There's a fine line between a numerator and a denominator.
...but only a fraction will understand this joke.

2023-06-15, 08:37   #1281
retina
Undefined

"The unspeakable one"
Jun 2006
My evil lair

23×857 Posts

Quote:
 Originally Posted by Batalov ...but only a fraction will understand this joke.
A very rational response.

 2023-07-16, 02:31 #1282 retina Undefined     "The unspeakable one" Jun 2006 My evil lair 23·857 Posts There was once a king who was only 12 inches tall. Terrible king, but a great ruler.
 2023-09-12, 15:00 #1283 EdH     "Ed Hall" Dec 2009 Adirondack Mtns 132008 Posts "Are we there, yet?" "We won't be there until after dark. Stop asking, 'Are we there, yet?'" . . "Is it dark, yet?" Last fiddled with by EdH on 2023-09-12 at 15:01
2023-09-12, 19:00   #1284
mathwiz

Mar 2019

2×197 Posts

Quote:
 Originally Posted by retina A very rational response.
$sqrt{-1}$ says to $\pi$: Can't you be rational?
$\pi$ responds: Get real!

2023-09-13, 11:46   #1285
Xyzzy

Aug 2002

2·43·101 Posts

Quote:
 Originally Posted by mathwiz $sqrt{-1}$ says to $\pi$: Can't you be rational? $\pi$ responds: Get real!

 2023-09-14, 05:44 #1286 LaurV Romulan Interpreter     "name field" Jun 2011 Thailand 101000011101102 Posts not if it is complex, then by that expression, it may stay complex
2023-09-17, 12:22   #1287
Viliam Furik

"Viliam Furík"
Jul 2018
Martin, Slovakia

80310 Posts

Quote:
 Originally Posted by LaurV not if it is complex, then by that expression, it may stay complex
If it's complex it means you got a bad digestion.

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