Mersenne prime is a kind of number - a prime. Being a number, it was not capable of discovering anything
A Mersenne number is a number of the form 2n-1. When this number is prime, it is known as a Mersenne prime.A Mersenne prime has the form 2n-1. For 2n-1 to be prime, n must also be prime. Examples are the Mersenne prime 7 (23 - 1 = 7) and the Mersenne prime 127 (27 - 1 = 127)
Did you mean what Mersenne numbers are prime? If a number is a prime, how is it not a prime at the same time? Anyways, M11, or (2^11) - 1, I think is the lowest Mersenne Number Mp that isn't prime, when p is prime. Any Mersenne Number where p is not prime cannot be prime.
Let p = any prime number. (2p -1) is called a Mersenne number. Any such number that is prime is called a Mersenne Prime. Father Mersenne wrote a list of numbers of this type which he thought were prime, but a few were not. In fact, most of the large Mersenne numbers are not prime, but all the really large numbers that have been proved to be prime are Mersenne Primes.
A prime number has only two factors, 1 and itself. A Mersenne prime is a prime number derived from the algorithm 2n - 1. For example, 23 - 1 = 7 and 7 is a prime number so 3 is a Mersenne prime. Similarly 27 - 1 = 127 and 127 is a prime number so 7 is a Mersenne prime. There are 47 known Mersenne primes, the highest being 43,112,609.
The 7th Mersenne prime is equal to 2^19-1
A Mersenne number is a number that can be written as 2n - 1. A Mersenne prime is a Mersenne number that is a prime number. Here are some Mersenne primes: 22 - 1 = 3 23 - 1 = 7 25 - 1 = 31 27 - 1 = 127
1992 is not a Mersenne prime. 1992 is a composite number, being a multiple of 2.
1 is not a Mersenne prime because 21 - 1 = 2 - 1 = 1 and 1 is not a prime number.
2 is the lowest Mersenne prime.
A Mersenne prime has the form 2n-1. For 2n-1 to be prime, n must also be prime. Perfect numbers have the form 2n-1(2n-1) where 2n-1 is a Mersenne prime, so when a new Mersenne prime is discovered, another perfect number is also found.
Mersenne prime is the largest known prime number