World’s largest prime number on three reams of paper


CNN reports that the new largest prime number was discovered on January 4, 2006. It is 9.1 million digits long. (thanks Tom for the link)

If you were to print this number out on 8.5×11″ sheets of paper, one-sided with 0.5″ margins at 11-point Helvetica, it would take 1,556 sheets of paper. That’s just over three reams of paper.

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unlikelymoose
18 years ago

i love prime numbers. i really do. I hav enjoyed a good prime number since my college days. Prime numbers don’t need any other numbers to exsit. They are indepdent and solid.

unlikelymoose
18 years ago

stubborn or independent. i prefer to call them “independent”, but “stubborn” works as well.

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