
View Poll Results: Will we find a new prime below M42?  
No  38  79.17%  
Yes between 13466917 and 20996011.  8  16.67%  
Yes between 20996011 and 24036583.  1  2.08%  
Yes between 24036583 and 25964951.  1  2.08%  
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20050228, 15:15  #1 
Einyen
Dec 2003
Denmark
2^{2}×3^{3}×31 Posts 
Will we find a new prime below M42?
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20060322, 01:24  #2 
6809 > 6502
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Aug 2003
101×103 Posts
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With less than 5000 exponents under that that haven't been tested once, the odds don't look good.

20060322, 02:45  #3 
"Kyle"
Feb 2005
Somewhere near M52..
3·5·61 Posts 
All 5,000 of those exponents though is a potential candidate, each technically having the same probably right? Personally, I think that there are 2 or 3 undiscovered primes below (currently, since this post was responded to after such a length of time) M43. Of course, there could also be none.
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20060322, 09:33  #4 
Feb 2003
2·59 Posts 
Yes, until the doublechecks are finished I think there is a non negligeable chance to find at least a new prime.

20060322, 11:51  #5  
"Bob Silverman"
Nov 2003
North of Boston
1D28_{16} Posts 
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I know what was intended, but what was intended was not what was asked. The answer to what was asked is: 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. 

20060322, 14:27  #6  
6809 > 6502
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Aug 2003
101×103 Posts
24612_{8} Posts 
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Under those bits of context, it is to be understood that a new mersenne prime is what they are refering to. If they wanted to know if a new Proth, general format, etc. they would have stated so. I believe Mr. Silverman is likely to have posed a similar question without all the bagage of fully stating each small detail to define it. I choose not to search his past posts and embarass him. 

20060322, 14:32  #7  
"Bob Silverman"
Nov 2003
North of Boston
2^{3}·3·311 Posts 
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precise formulation of questions] gets firmly rebuffed. You people seem to have an attitude problem. 

20060322, 14:43  #8  
6809 > 6502
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Aug 2003
101×103 Posts
2×13×409 Posts 
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Have you never made a statement that required context? Do you want me to look for one? Not all math questions that are asked in this forum are 'for the ages'. Contextual shorthand eases communication. No, not every attempt you make to teach is "firmly rebuffed". You are using hyperbole. You are letting your emotions get the better of you. 

20060322, 17:37  #9  
"Bob Silverman"
Nov 2003
North of Boston
16450_{8} Posts 
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question was totally clear. That does NOT preclude my trying to teach people to be more precise in their mathematical phrasing. And by the way... There are other prime searching projects discussed in this forum... Not all primes discussed herein are Mersenne primes. 

20060322, 19:07  #10  
Jul 2004
Potsdam, Germany
1477_{8} Posts 
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Somehow this reminds me of bureaucracy: "It's inefficient and superfluous doing so... but you have to do so!" Quote:
but I haven't heard of anyone yet that favors this special "help" of yours  at least when we have situations like this one. There really are situations when your advice is appreciated, no question. But please refrain from those comments above. All you achieve is: 1. Bad atmosphere in the forums. 2. Antipathy towards your person, already showing in the unwillingness helping you (which is sad). 3. A lot of wasted time due to senseless discussions, which will never change anyone's opinion (here, we bridge to inefficiency again). What you will definitely not achieve: 4. A change of mind towards your demand. I'm quite sure this is not what you intend  but I'm quite confident this is what you cause. Quote:


20060322, 23:18  #11  
Jul 2004
Mid Calder, Scotland
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