You want maths? This is maths!

My sons gave me Kindle for Christmas. Amazingly simple and amazing technology; sleek white aesthetics, permanently linked by a 3G umbilical cord to Amazon. I also explored the free books available from Project Gutenberg and Manybooks.net, where I discovered this engrossing read: The 32nd Mersenne Prime, Predicted”. By Anonymous

Here is an excerpt:

“45680860977734806485453460623325155048462282811967 65712909447398895237660398353534837465133243532936 08410645277244613619322028881522197357827682120803 55924261873911329720445406630783130050079970071987 09467496824801646394416091132127081637270733085391 20448882171395433603574210763682247932660379891534 85437676625368440724025010765381307481362198537887 34732061361266725029633406658924111174784294549715 79930648925004835216890913639662831411857711454238 89696397927686212407878183415668177039657454158762 18677009488180880528543416276498216053498002628465 95680397664575073271535577146725664729034142388608 21932086341316767441089619480223755426386574466519 35059182522419985462790410403717095767709151811481 71240501134233554803351093780395354815318030514667 57501342392264169739935178074130450402481594215266 71327732649716048969119271220275479464849059406914 18499100984186874427885689248206431778904064603687 45434775383398378126594256576505683862093067966111 66443310385768104125632791690995909972198256”

Here is one of their book reviews:    “Hooo! This one’s a laugh riot.”

If you really want to know more (and I don’t think you really do) go look up Mersenne Prime on Wikipedia .

Happy holiday reading!

 

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