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Old 2004-09-28, 22:48   #1
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Default Sierpinski/Riesel Base 5: Post Primes Here

I have been looking for the lowest Sierpinski and Riesel numbers base 5. In the y*hoo primeform group you will see posts about it.

The lowest even Reisel number is mooted to be 346802 and the lowest even Sierpinski 159986. That is to say 346802.5^n-1 is always composite for every n, and 159986.5^n+1 is similarly endowed.

The Sierpinskis look the easiest to look at. We have to show there is a prime for every even k (in the power series k.5^n+1) less than k=159986 and I have checked so far up to n=18468 for all of the remaining values of k shown below. All other values of k have a prime at less than n=18468

If anyone wants to take a stab at any of the values then reserve a k by answering this thread and run it up to a certain value of n, and post either the prp or the range tested.

As usual, I will not be able to take a terribly active role in all of this, I have no computer power and work takes up a lot of my time right now.

Regards to all of the mersenneforum

Robert Smith

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