As of this week, we have a new world record for the largest known prime number:

The adjective known is important, because there are an infinite number of prime numbers (but not all of them are known). A good video describing this finding is below.

A good article is here:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/speaking-of-science/wp/2016/01/20/the-newest-prime-number-is-more-than-22-million-digits-long/?tid=sm_tw

Posted by John Quintanilla on January 22, 2016

https://meangreenmath.com/2016/01/22/new-world-record-for-largest-prime-number/

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