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# Why do people look for large prime numbers?

Updated: 10/19/2022

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Some think it is an interesting challenge. Prime numbers of up to a few hundred digits have real practical applications, in cryptography. However, the largest prime numbers found are much, much greater than that.

Some think it is an interesting challenge. Prime numbers of up to a few hundred digits have real practical applications, in cryptography. However, the largest prime numbers found are much, much greater than that.

Some think it is an interesting challenge. Prime numbers of up to a few hundred digits have real practical applications, in cryptography. However, the largest prime numbers found are much, much greater than that.

Some think it is an interesting challenge. Prime numbers of up to a few hundred digits have real practical applications, in cryptography. However, the largest prime numbers found are much, much greater than that.

Wiki User

13y ago

Wiki User

13y ago

Some think it is an interesting challenge. Prime numbers of up to a few hundred digits have real practical applications, in cryptography. However, the largest prime numbers found are much, much greater than that.

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### Is there a List of prime numbers between 100 and 200?

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