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Old 2007-08-25, 23:30   #8
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Default Problems for k=250-1001 to n=25K and some others

I have completed double-checking the entire range of 250 < k <= 1001 for n <= 25K as well as some other misc. double-checks. I found the following problems for k=250-1001.

Missing primes:

Incorrect primes:
431*2^1543-1 should be 431*2^1542-1
651*2^24035-1 should be 651*2^24025-1

Composite that needs to be removed:
945*2^21062-1 (has a factor of 1,106,129)

I also noticed 6 k's that had unusually large gaps between their primes for their specific weight. They are k=307, 341, 509, 543, 599, and 737. I tested k=307 and 341 up to n=100K. In doing this, I found 2 more missing primes.

Missing primes:

I have also double-checked 14 of the 16 k's that I currently have reserved up to n=150K for primes that were previously found by others. (I didn't double-check any of my own work on my reserved k's.) I found two problems on one of the k's.

Missing prime:

Incorrect prime:
16995*2^81429-1 should be 16995*2^81439-1

When I found missing and incorrect primes, I double-checked my own work, which means that the above primes are now effectively triple-checked!

Analysis: There were no missing primes and only one error on primes from the Prime Search site below n=16K but many problems from n=16K to 25K. I saw that the range of n=0 to 16K was never set up as a reserved range on the site. Therefore, I suspect that the primes were previously calculated elsewhere -or- were calculated ahead of time before the site was ever set up and then were copied over there -or- were calculated there but were double or even triple-checked. To be that extremely accurate below n=16K and highly inaccurate from n=16K to 25K is very unusual. What makes it more unusual is that there may be 100 times or more as many primes from n=1 to 16K as there are from 16K to 25K.

Status on upcoming double-check work in the next post...

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