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Some very large primes of the form $k\cdot 2^{m}+1$
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by G. V. Cormack and H. C. Williams PDF
Math. Comp. 35 (1980), 1419-1421 Request permission

Erratum: Math. Comp. 38 (1982), 335.


Several large primes of the form $k \cdot {2^m} + 1$ with $3 \leqslant k \leqslant 29$ and $m > 1500$ are tabulated and four new factors of Fermat numbers are presented.
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  • © Copyright 1980 American Mathematical Society
  • Journal: Math. Comp. 35 (1980), 1419-1421
  • MSC: Primary 10A25
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  • MathSciNet review: 583519