# Repunit prime

In the United States, today is abbreviated 10/31. Define the $n$th repunit number as

$R_n = \frac{10^n-1}{9} = 1111\dots1$,

a base-10 number consisting of $n$ consecutive 1s. For example,

$R_1 = 1$

$R_2 = 11$

$R_3 = 111$

$R_4 = 1,111$,

and so on.

It turns out that $R_{1031}$ is the largest known prime repunit number.

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