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Question : 
What is the biggest known Prime Number ? 
Answer : 
Euclid proved in the 3rd century BC that there are an infinite number of prime numbers. 
Mersenne numbers are numbers that are one less than a power of two (2n – 1).
A Mersenne number that is also a prime number is called a Mersenne prime. 
The largest currently known prime,
2^{32,582,657}  1 was found by Dr. Curtis Cooper and Dr. Steven Boone of Central Missouri
State University on September 4, 2006.
It has 9,808,358 digits.


