Six new factors of Fermat numbers

Authors:
Gary B. Gostin and Philip B. McLaughlin

Journal:
Math. Comp. **38** (1982), 645-649

MSC:
Primary 10-04; Secondary 10A25

MathSciNet review:
645680

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Abstract: A new prime factor is given for each of the Fermat numbers , , , , , and . A summary of search limits and recent results is included.

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DOI:
https://doi.org/10.1090/S0025-5718-1982-0645680-8

Keywords:
Fermat numbers,
factorization

Article copyright:
© Copyright 1982
American Mathematical Society