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Old 2002-10-10, 07:20   #1
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Default Probability of finding a prime number

I was looking at my probability of finding a prime (currently 1/149456 with two 33M exponents) and I was wondering what exactly that means. Does it take into account previous distribution of mersene primes and those numbers already checked, or does it assume that the distribution is entirely random. If it assumes that they're randomly distributed, how could you calculate a probability?

Just wondering.
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