tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-20067416.post113597792911684056..comments2022-05-10T03:49:17.107-04:00Comments on Recursivity: A New Largest PrimeUnknownnoreply@blogger.comBlogger8125tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-20067416.post-1137832635514725602006-01-21T03:37:00.000-05:002006-01-21T03:37:00.000-05:00Uh, a new largest known prime.Uh, a new largest <I>known</I> prime.Anonymousnoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-20067416.post-1136237845910696982006-01-02T16:37:00.000-05:002006-01-02T16:37:00.000-05:00I reported the error from Internet Explorer - sorr...I reported the error from Internet Explorer - sorry, don't know the version, but it's at least more-or-less current - on Windows, NT I think. I'm now on a Mac with Safari, and the superscripts show up fine.Carlhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/14218370516716429193noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-20067416.post-1136163994814019482006-01-01T20:06:00.000-05:002006-01-01T20:06:00.000-05:00Thanks for pointing out another typo. I'll fix it...Thanks for pointing out another typo. I'll fix it on the main text.Jeffreyhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/15406921995390407227noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-20067416.post-1136159335696397092006-01-01T18:48:00.000-05:002006-01-01T18:48:00.000-05:00Jeffrey,Very interesting. A minor correction. It i...Jeffrey,<BR/><BR/>Very interesting. A minor correction. It is Kayal and not Kayena.pennathurhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/18137618074625950956noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-20067416.post-1136049789249015602005-12-31T12:23:00.000-05:002005-12-31T12:23:00.000-05:00What browser are you using? The main text is OK fo...What browser are you using? The main text is OK for me in Safari 1.3.1, Netscape 7.1, and Internet Explorer 5.2. However, in the comments, blogger doesn't seem to allow subscripts. Stranger.Jeffreyhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/15406921995390407227noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-20067416.post-1136042276183947602005-12-31T10:17:00.000-05:002005-12-31T10:17:00.000-05:00I don't know how it's showing up on other computer...I don't know how it's showing up on other computers, but there aren't any superscripts here on mine. The formula looks like: "two times p minus one, quantity multiplied by two times p, minus one." I don't know if blogger supports superscripts. But I get it, now, thanks, and I suspect anyone who reads as far as the comments will, too.Carlhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/14218370516716429193noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-20067416.post-1135989769834346702005-12-30T19:42:00.000-05:002005-12-30T19:42:00.000-05:00Thanks for pointing out the typo. Of course, I me...Thanks for pointing out the typo. Of course, I meant "if 2 to the p, minus 1 is a prime number...". I've fixed it now in the main text.Jeffreyhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/15406921995390407227noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-20067416.post-1135979822715113252005-12-30T16:57:00.000-05:002005-12-30T16:57:00.000-05:00No one knows currently if there are infinitely man...<I><BR/>No one knows currently if there are infinitely many perfect numbers, but Euclid (around 300 B.C.E.) noted that if p is a prime number, then (2p - 1)2p-1 is perfect<BR/></I><BR/><BR/>If there are infinitely many primes, and if each can be used to so construct a perfect number, it seems to me there must be infinitely many perfect numbers. Did you mean something else here?Carlhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/14218370516716429193noreply@blogger.com