# Here is one MAD number - largest known prime (1 Viewer)

#### tywebb

##### dangerman
Download all 22338618 digits here: http://www.mersenne.org/primes/digits/M74207281.zip of the largest known prime 274207281-1 discovered on January 7, 2016 by Curtis Cooper: http://www.mersenne.org/primes/?press=M74207281

To save you the trouble of scrolling through all 22338618 digits, the number looks like this: 3003764180..........1086436351

EDIT: Now there is a bigger one. See post 8 for details at http://community.boredofstudies.org/238/extracurricular-higher-level/347260/here-one-mad-number-largest-known-prime.html#post7283383 And this new one has 23249425 digits.

EDIT 2: An even bigger one has recently been discovered on Dec. 7, 2018 with 24862048 digits. See post #9 for details: http://community.boredofstudies.org/238/extracurricular-higher-level/347260/here-one-mad-number-largest-known-prime.html#post7307263

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#### leehuan

##### Well-Known Member
This would've been really nice to post under interesting maths statements

#### tywebb

##### dangerman
It is not a statement. It is a discovery.

#### leehuan

##### Well-Known Member
I know. A discovery can be summarised in a statement.

#### InteGrand

##### Well-Known Member
I know. A discovery can be summarised in a statement.
He probably wanted to devote a thread to it.

#### Nailgun

##### Cole World
I just downloaded a 20MB text-file with a single number in it

##### -insert title here-
One word: Meh.

Sure, you can just go program and find mersenne primes, but what would be more interesting is finding an underlying connection to literally every other branch of mathematics. Now that, would be a huge deal, and probably revolutionise the way modern mathematics is held together.

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