Elementary and Intermediate Algebra: Concepts & Applications (6th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0-32184-874-8
ISBN 13: 978-0-32184-874-1

Chapter 1 - Introduction to Algebraic Expressions - 1.3 Fraction Notation - 1.3 Exercise Set: 88

Answer

$2^{57,885,161} - 1$ is the largest prime number currently known.

Work Step by Step

The number was discovered through the Great Internet Mersenne Prime Search, where volunteers use software to search for large prime numbers.
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