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Old 2007-01-13, 03:05   #10
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In terms of 22^(2^m)+1, is it possible to figure the odds that at least one value of m will yield a prime for the equation? Since the numbers get big so quickly, I'm thinking it's possible this may be a Sierpinski number that may never be proven, or at least not within my lifetime.

Can anybody do the math and figure the chance that it would or wouldn't yield prime if every single m value could be figured at once for the above equation?

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