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# Who discovered the biggest prime number?

Updated: 11/4/2022

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On Jan. 25, 2013, the largest known Prime number, 2^57,885,161-1, was discovered on Great internet Mersenne Prime Search (GIMPS) volunteer Curtis Cooper's computer.

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### Which is the worlds biggest prime number?

There is no biggest prime number: they go on for ever.

### What is the 3 digit biggest number?

997 is the biggest 3 digit Prime number.

-1 isn't prime.

### What is the next biggest prime number after 15?

Seventeen is the next prime number after fifteen.

### Who made the biggest prime number?

On Jan. 25, 2013, the largest known prime number, 257,885,161-1, was discovered on Great Internet Mersenne Prime Search (GIMPS) volunteer Curtis Cooper's computer. The new prime number, 2 multiplied by itself 57,885,161 times, less one, has 17,425,170 digits.

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### What is the biggest prime number ever discovered?

it is 17 million digits number, 257.885.161-1

### Which is the worlds biggest prime number?

There is no biggest prime number: they go on for ever.

### What is the biggest 3 digit prime number?

997 is the biggest 3 digit prime number.

### Is there a biggest prime number and if yes or no why?

The set of prime numbers is infinite. There's a greatest one we know, but every year or so a new greater one is discovered.

### What is the 3 digit biggest number?

997 is the biggest 3 digit Prime number.

### Who found the biggest prime number?

On Jan. 25, 2013, the largest known prime number was discovered on Great Internet Mersenne Prime Search (GIMPS) volunteer Curtis Cooper's computer. The new prime number, 2 multiplied by itself 57,885,161 times, less one, has 17,425,170 digits.

-1 isn't prime.

### Who made the biggest prime number?

On Jan. 25, 2013, the largest known prime number, 257,885,161-1, was discovered on Great Internet Mersenne Prime Search (GIMPS) volunteer Curtis Cooper's computer. The new prime number, 2 multiplied by itself 57,885,161 times, less one, has 17,425,170 digits.

### What is the next biggest prime number after 15?

Seventeen is the next prime number after fifteen.

### What Did mersenne prime discovered?

Mersenne prime is a kind of number - a prime. Being a number, it was not capable of discovering anything

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2 is.