2 To The 1,257,787th Power Minus 1 NPR's Joe Palca reports that a new prime number has been discovered. This new number is the largest known prime number. A prime number is a number that can only be divided by itself and one.
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2 To The 1,257,787th Power Minus 1

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2 To The 1,257,787th Power Minus 1

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NPR's Joe Palca reports that a new prime number has been discovered. This new number is the largest known prime number. A prime number is a number that can only be divided by itself and one.