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 2006-03-23, 20:35 #1 Heather   1011001011102 Posts Number of zero's in largest prime... How many Zero's are in the largest known prime number? Please if you know answer this question quickly. Thank you!
 2006-03-23, 20:43 #2 Citrix     Jun 2003 23×197 Posts 0, 0 in base 2!
2006-03-23, 20:45   #3
sdbardwick

Aug 2002
North San Diego County

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Assuming a decimal expansion...
Quote:
 Originally Posted by Xyzzy 0: 913468 1: 914272 2: 916362 3: 913997 4: 914191 5: 916441 6: 915744 7: 915905 8: 916856 9: 914816

2006-03-23, 20:49   #4
Unregistered

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Quote:
 Originally Posted by Citrix 0, 0 in base 2!
I just need an accurate total. Yes I know what I am asking is a ridiculous question, but I need it answered for some extra credit and I'm sure as hell not going to go through 9,152,052 digits. I'm hoping by some off chance that perhaps some insane individual actually knows this answer.

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 2006-03-23, 20:56 #5 sdbardwick     Aug 2002 North San Diego County 2A816 Posts And you have your answer, along with the totals for all other digits.
2006-03-23, 21:13   #6
R.D. Silverman

Nov 2003

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Quote:
 Originally Posted by Unregistered I just need an accurate total. Yes I know what I am asking is a ridiculous question, but I need it answered for some extra credit and I'm sure as hell not going to go through 9,152,052 digits. I'm hoping by some off chance that perhaps some insane individual actually knows this answer.
I am curious. Who gives "extra credit" merely for counting digits in a
number?????

2006-03-23, 21:25   #7
Mystwalker

Jul 2004
Potsdam, Germany

3×277 Posts

Quote:
 Originally Posted by R.D. Silverman I am curious. Who gives "extra credit" merely for counting digits in a number?????
Maybe Amazon's mechanical turk?

2006-03-23, 21:29   #8
Citrix

Jun 2003

30508 Posts

Quote:
 Originally Posted by Unregistered I just need an accurate total. Yes I know what I am asking is a ridiculous question, but I need it answered for some extra credit and I'm sure as hell not going to go through 9,152,052 digits. I'm hoping by some off chance that perhaps some insane individual actually knows this answer.
That is an accurate answer, there are zero zeros in base 2 in the largest prime.

0, 0's in base 2!!!

Citrix

2006-03-23, 21:44   #9
paulunderwood

Sep 2002
Database er0rr

5·701 Posts

Quote:
 0, 0's in base 2!!!
how many in total in all bases?

2006-03-23, 23:16   #10
Citrix

Jun 2003

23×197 Posts

Quote:
 Originally Posted by paulunderwood how many in total in all bases?
00= infinite

2006-03-23, 23:22   #11
Uncwilly
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Quote:
 Originally Posted by Citrix 00= infinite
Incorrect. Once you get past the base that is the number itself, you will run out of 0's. Right, Bob?

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