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A new Mersenne prime

Authors: W. N. Colquitt and L. Welsh
Journal: Math. Comp. 56 (1991), 867-870
MSC: Primary 11A41; Secondary 11Y11
MathSciNet review: 1068823
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Abstract: The number $ {2^{110503}} - 1$ is a Mersenne prime. There are exactly two Mersenne exponents between 100000 and 139268, and there are no Mersenne exponents between 216092 and 353620. Thus, the number $ {2^{132049}} - 1$ has been verified as the 30th Mersenne prime in order of size.

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