# Factorizing Mersenne Numbers

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A number of the form is a Mersenne number, named after Marin Mersenne (1588–1648). If the resulting number is prime, then it is called a Mersenne prime, with (or M82589933) currently the largest known prime.

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Contributed by: Ed Pegg Jr (July 2015)

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[1] S. Wagstaff. "The Cunningham Project". (Jul 12, 2015) homes.cerias.purdue.edu/~ssw/cun/index.html.

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