20180105, 01:54  #397  
"/X\(‘‘)/X\"
Jan 2013
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If GIMPS Can Find Such a Huge Prime Just think how big a prime PHOTOSHOPS could find! 

20180105, 02:39  #398  
Jun 2015
Vallejo, CA/.
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It came to be the closest pair of consecutive Mersenne exponents. 1.52% apart. In this recent case the difference between the exponents is less tight 4.08%. Previously there have been consecutive Mersenne Prime exponents separated by a smaller percentage. Between the 20th and the 21st Mersenne's exponents 9941 and 9689 the difference was 2.60% The difference between the 46th? and 47th? Primes is 3.55% Quote:
Last fiddled with by rudy235 on 20180105 at 02:55 Reason: added info on Mersenne 20 and 21 and 46? 47? 

20180105, 03:50  #399  
Basketry That Evening!
"Bunslow the Bold"
Jun 2011
40<A<43 89<O<88
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20180105, 04:00  #400 
Serpentine Vermin Jar
Jul 2014
37·89 Posts 
Well... who knows? Maybe even less? We still haven't verified the placement of M46 and M47... they're only tentative. LOL Could find another one somewhere inbetween!
In fact, when I'm not picking up triplechecks to resolve, I thought I'd try and hurry up the countdown to verifying M46's placement. 
20180105, 04:06  #401  
P90 years forever!
Aug 2002
Yeehaw, FL
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Code:
24036583 1.1448166511 25964951 1.0802263783 30402457 1.1709036924 32582657 1.0717113094 37156667 1.1403817374 42643801 1.1476756244 43112609 1.0109935791 57885161 1.3426503833 74207281 1.2819741661 77232917 1.0407727646 P.S. Note we also beat Clarkson's 2.9M to 3.0M minimum percentage gap. A related post, http://www.mersenneforum.org/showpos...&postcount=513 shows that beating the gap 10 consecutive is .63^10 or 1 in a 100 event. Last fiddled with by Prime95 on 20180105 at 04:21 

20180105, 05:20  #402 
Mar 2014
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20180105, 05:25  #403  
Aug 2006
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20180105, 07:04  #404  
Serpentine Vermin Jar
Jul 2014
37×89 Posts 
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Based on that, and how many unchecked exponents currently live between 76e6 and 80e6 that end in 17, there are only 412 candidates... exponents that don't have an LL test or factor. There may have been other clues that would narrow it down more, but a pool of only 412 exponents (as of right now anyway) is getting a lot closer. Oh, I forgot, we have PRP results now in that range, and 10 of those candidates have PRP tests, so it's really only a pool of 402 exponents. 

20180105, 07:10  #405  
Jun 2015
Vallejo, CA/.
5·197 Posts 
Yes, that is even a better example of closeness.
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20180105, 09:00  #406 
Oct 2005
Italy
3·113 Posts 

20180105, 09:46  #407  
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"Luigi"
Aug 2002
Team Italia
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