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#1 2009-07-29 23:58:33

MathsIsFun
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Fundamental Theorem of Arithmetic

Yet another product of my keyboard: Fundamental Theorem of Arithmetic

Suggestions/errors/comments?


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#2 2009-07-30 00:32:24

bobbym
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Re: Fundamental Theorem of Arithmetic

Hi MathsIsFun;

Excellent!

You might mention for the sake of curiosity that the largest known prime (as of July 30 2009) is


and that it contains almost 13 million digits.

Last edited by bobbym (2009-07-30 00:34:26)


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.

I agree with you regarding the satisfaction and importance of actually computing some numbers. I can't tell you how often I see time and money wasted because someone didn't bother to run the numbers.

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#3 2009-08-09 23:21:43

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Re: Fundamental Theorem of Arithmetic

That is astounding isn't it.


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