A 22-million digit prime number

The first digits of 2 to 77,232,917 minus 1

The digits in the above picture are the first digits of the newest largest prime number known to humankind. It was discovered on December 26, 2017. The number is equaled to 2 raided to 77,232,917 less 1, making this a Mersenne prime. It has over 22 million digits (23,249,425 to be precise). If we were to write 5 digits per inch, the digits would cover a stretch of highway of over 73 miles in length!

We already wrote about this newly discovered largest prime in two places (here and here).

For more on Mersenne primes, see here or Google the Internet.

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