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quote:without numbers Maths classes would be very boring
quote:Originally posted by DoctorBeaverquote:without numbers Maths classes would be very boringSurely, without numbers maths classes wouldn't exist 
quote:Yep I know...it was a misnomer in sentence form
quote:(P.S. Who's Misnomer? Was she your maths teacher?)
quote:Personally I can not think of anything else I'd rather do , even sex ! than look at the prime numbers you place here for our visual joyance and delight.
quote:Originally posted by Solvay_1927Did you know that the largest prime number found to date is2^25964951 - 1which is over 7.8 million digits long?Of course, that's a Mersenne prime, and it's harder to find large non-Mersenne primes. The largest non-Mersenne found to date is27653 * 2^9167433 + 1which is only a measly 2.7 million digits long.(OK, OK, I'm just getting my own back for the sarcasm! But if you find this helps you with your insomnia, Neil, I can always keep going ... )