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Factoring from the factor-1
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cheesehead
"Richard B. Woods"
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Originally Posted by
S80780
No, each prime is factor of at most one mersenne. See
Will Edgington's Mersenne Page
for a proof.
Correction: Each prime is a factor of at most one
prime-exponent
Mersenne.
Example: (2^11-1) * (2^11+1) = 2^22 - 1. Any prime factor of M11 is also a factor of M22 and of any other M(n*11) for integral n.
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