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probability of finding a Mersenne prime
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2003-12-04, 02:02
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optim
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probability of finding a Mersenne prime
The Status command of the Prime95 client outputs: "The chance that the exponent you are testing will yield a Mersenne prime is about 1 in 278494".
How is this probability (1 in 278494) calculated?
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