# Fermat pseudoprime

In number theory, the Fermat pseudoprimes make up the most important class of pseudoprimes that come from Fermat's little theorem.

## Definition

Fermat's little theorem states that if p is prime and a is coprime to p, then ap−1 − 1 is divisible by p. For an integer a > 1, if a composite integer x divides ax−1 − 1, then x is called a Fermat pseudoprime to base a. [1]: Def. 3.32  In other words, a composite integer is a Fermat pseudoprime to base a if it successfully passes the Fermat primality test for the base a.[2] The false statement that all numbers that pass the Fermat primality test for base 2, are prime, is called the Chinese hypothesis.

The smallest base-2 Fermat pseudoprime is 341. It is not a prime, since it equals 11·31, but it satisfies Fermat's little theorem: 2340 ≡ 1 (mod 341) and thus passes the Fermat primality test for the base 2.

Pseudoprimes to base 2 are sometimes called Sarrus numbers, after P. F. Sarrus who discovered that 341 has this property, Poulet numbers, after P. Poulet who made a table of such numbers, or Fermatians (sequence A001567 in the OEIS).

A Fermat pseudoprime is often called a pseudoprime, with the modifier Fermat being understood.

An integer x that is a Fermat pseudoprime for all values of a that are coprime to x is called a Carmichael number.[2][1]: Def. 3.34

## Properties

### Distribution

There are infinitely many pseudoprimes to any given base a > 1. In 1904, Cipolla showed how to produce an infinite number of pseudoprimes base a > 1: Let p be any odd prime that does not divide a2 - 1. Let A = (ap - 1)/(a - 1) and let B = (ap + 1)/(a + 1). Then n = AB is composite, and is a pseudoprime to base a.[3] For example, if a = 2 and p = 5, then A = 31, B = 11, and n = 341 is a pseudoprime to base 2.

In fact, there are infinitely many strong pseudoprimes to any base greater than 1 (see Theorem 1 of [4]) and infinitely many Carmichael numbers,[5] but they are comparatively rare. There are three pseudoprimes to base 2 below 1000, 245 below one million, and 21853 less than 25·109. There are 4842 strong pseudoprimes base 2 and 2163 Carmichael numbers below this limit (see Table 1 of [4]).

Starting at 17·257, the product of consecutive Fermat numbers is a base-2 pseudoprime, and so are all Fermat composites and Mersenne composites.

### Factorizations

The factorizations of the 60 Poulet numbers up to 60787, including 13 Carmichael numbers (in bold), are in the following table.

(sequence A001567 in the OEIS)

 341 11 · 31 561 3 · 11 · 17 645 3 · 5 · 43 1105 5 · 13 · 17 1387 19 · 73 1729 7 · 13 · 19 1905 3 · 5 · 127 2047 23 · 89 2465 5 · 17 · 29 2701 37 · 73 2821 7 · 13 · 31 3277 29 · 113 4033 37 · 109 4369 17 · 257 4371 3 · 31 · 47
 4681 31 · 151 5461 43 · 127 6601 7 · 23 · 41 7957 73 · 109 8321 53 · 157 8481 3 · 11 · 257 8911 7 · 19 · 67 10261 31 · 331 10585 5 · 29 · 73 11305 5 · 7 · 17 · 19 12801 3 · 17 · 251 13741 7 · 13 · 151 13747 59 · 233 13981 11 · 31 · 41 14491 43 · 337
 15709 23 · 683 15841 7 · 31 · 73 16705 5 · 13 · 257 18705 3 · 5 · 29 · 43 18721 97 · 193 19951 71 · 281 23001 3 · 11 · 17 · 41 23377 97 · 241 25761 3 · 31 · 277 29341 13 · 37 · 61 30121 7 · 13 · 331 30889 17 · 23 · 79 31417 89 · 353 31609 73 · 433 31621 103 · 307
 33153 3 · 43 · 257 34945 5 · 29 · 241 35333 89 · 397 39865 5 · 7 · 17 · 67 41041 7 · 11 · 13 · 41 41665 5 · 13 · 641 42799 127 · 337 46657 13 · 37 · 97 49141 157 · 313 49981 151 · 331 52633 7 · 73 · 103 55245 3 · 5 · 29 · 127 57421 7 · 13 · 631 60701 101 · 601 60787 89 · 683

A Poulet number all of whose divisors d divide 2d − 2 is called a super-Poulet number. There are infinitely many Poulet numbers which are not super-Poulet Numbers.[6]

### Smallest Fermat pseudoprimes

The smallest pseudoprime for each base a ≤ 200 is given in the following table; the colors mark the number of prime factors. Unlike in the definition at the start of the article, pseudoprimes below a are excluded in the table. (For that to allow pseudoprimes below a, see )

(sequence A007535 in the OEIS)

a smallest p-p a smallest p-p a smallest p-p a smallest p-p
1 4 = 2² 51 65 = 5 · 13 101 175 = 5² · 7 151 175 = 5² · 7
2 341 = 11 · 31 52 85 = 5 · 17 102 133 = 7 · 19 152 153 = 3² · 17
3 91 = 7 · 13 53 65 = 5 · 13 103 133 = 7 · 19 153 209 = 11 · 19
4 15 = 3 · 5 54 55 = 5 · 11 104 105 = 3 · 5 · 7 154 155 = 5 · 31
5 124 = 2² · 31 55 63 = 3² · 7 105 451 = 11 · 41 155 231 = 3 · 7 · 11
6 35 = 5 · 7 56 57 = 3 · 19 106 133 = 7 · 19 156 217 = 7 · 31
7 25 = 5² 57 65 = 5 · 13 107 133 = 7 · 19 157 186 = 2 · 3 · 31
8 9 = 3² 58 133 = 7 · 19 108 341 = 11 · 31 158 159 = 3 · 53
9 28 = 2² · 7 59 87 = 3 · 29 109 117 = 3² · 13 159 247 = 13 · 19
10 33 = 3 · 11 60 341 = 11 · 31 110 111 = 3 · 37 160 161 = 7 · 23
11 15 = 3 · 5 61 91 = 7 · 13 111 190 = 2 · 5 · 19 161 190 = 2 · 5 · 19
12 65 = 5 · 13 62 63 = 3² · 7 112 121 = 11² 162 481 = 13 · 37
13 21 = 3 · 7 63 341 = 11 · 31 113 133 = 7 · 19 163 186 = 2 · 3 · 31
14 15 = 3 · 5 64 65 = 5 · 13 114 115 = 5 · 23 164 165 = 3 · 5 · 11
15 341 = 11 · 31 65 112 = 2⁴ · 7 115 133 = 7 · 19 165 172 = 2² · 43
16 51 = 3 · 17 66 91 = 7 · 13 116 117 = 3² · 13 166 301 = 7 · 43
17 45 = 3² · 5 67 85 = 5 · 17 117 145 = 5 · 29 167 231 = 3 · 7 · 11
18 25 = 5² 68 69 = 3 · 23 118 119 = 7 · 17 168 169 = 13²
19 45 = 3² · 5 69 85 = 5 · 17 119 177 = 3 · 59 169 231 = 3 · 7 · 11
20 21 = 3 · 7 70 169 = 13² 120 121 = 11² 170 171 = 3² · 19
21 55 = 5 · 11 71 105 = 3 · 5 · 7 121 133 = 7 · 19 171 215 = 5 · 43
22 69 = 3 · 23 72 85 = 5 · 17 122 123 = 3 · 41 172 247 = 13 · 19
23 33 = 3 · 11 73 111 = 3 · 37 123 217 = 7 · 31 173 205 = 5 · 41
24 25 = 5² 74 75 = 3 · 5² 124 125 = 5³ 174 175 = 5² · 7
25 28 = 2² · 7 75 91 = 7 · 13 125 133 = 7 · 19 175 319 = 11 · 19
26 27 = 3³ 76 77 = 7 · 11 126 247 = 13 · 19 176 177 = 3 · 59
27 65 = 5 · 13 77 247 = 13 · 19 127 153 = 3² · 17 177 196 = 2² · 7²
28 45 = 3² · 5 78 341 = 11 · 31 128 129 = 3 · 43 178 247 = 13 · 19
29 35 = 5 · 7 79 91 = 7 · 13 129 217 = 7 · 31 179 185 = 5 · 37
30 49 = 7² 80 81 = 3⁴ 130 217 = 7 · 31 180 217 = 7 · 31
31 49 = 7² 81 85 = 5 · 17 131 143 = 11 · 13 181 195 = 3 · 5 · 13
32 33 = 3 · 11 82 91 = 7 · 13 132 133 = 7 · 19 182 183 = 3 · 61
33 85 = 5 · 17 83 105 = 3 · 5 · 7 133 145 = 5 · 29 183 221 = 13 · 17
34 35 = 5 · 7 84 85 = 5 · 17 134 135 = 3³ · 5 184 185 = 5 · 37
35 51 = 3 · 17 85 129 = 3 · 43 135 221 = 13 · 17 185 217 = 7 · 31
36 91 = 7 · 13 86 87 = 3 · 29 136 265 = 5 · 53 186 187 = 11 · 17
37 45 = 3² · 5 87 91 = 7 · 13 137 148 = 2² · 37 187 217 = 7 · 31
38 39 = 3 · 13 88 91 = 7 · 13 138 259 = 7 · 37 188 189 = 3³ · 7
39 95 = 5 · 19 89 99 = 3² · 11 139 161 = 7 · 23 189 235 = 5 · 47
40 91 = 7 · 13 90 91 = 7 · 13 140 141 = 3 · 47 190 231 = 3 · 7 · 11
41 105 = 3 · 5 · 7 91 115 = 5 · 23 141 355 = 5 · 71 191 217 = 7 · 31
42 205 = 5 · 41 92 93 = 3 · 31 142 143 = 11 · 13 192 217 = 7 · 31
43 77 = 7 · 11 93 301 = 7 · 43 143 213 = 3 · 71 193 276 = 2² · 3 · 23
44 45 = 3² · 5 94 95 = 5 · 19 144 145 = 5 · 29 194 195 = 3 · 5 · 13
45 76 = 2² · 19 95 141 = 3 · 47 145 153 = 3² · 17 195 259 = 7 · 37
46 133 = 7 · 19 96 133 = 7 · 19 146 147 = 3 · 7² 196 205 = 5 · 41
47 65 = 5 · 13 97 105 = 3 · 5 · 7 147 169 = 13² 197 231 = 3 · 7 · 11
48 49 = 7² 98 99 = 3² · 11 148 231 = 3 · 7 · 11 198 247 = 13 · 19
49 66 = 2 · 3 · 11 99 145 = 5 · 29 149 175 = 5² · 7 199 225 = 3² · 5²
50 51 = 3 · 17 100 153 = 3² · 17 150 169 = 13² 200 201 = 3 · 67

### List of Fermat pseudoprimes in fixed base n

 n First few Fermat pseudoprimes in base n OEIS sequence 1 4, 6, 8, 9, 10, 12, 14, 15, 16, 18, 20, 21, 22, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 30, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 38, 39, 40, 42, 44, 45, 46, 48, 49, 50, 51, 52, 54, 55, 56, 57, 58, 60, 62, 63, 64, 65, 66, 68, 69, 70, 72, 74, 75, 76, 77, 78, 80, 81, 82, 84, 85, 86, 87, 88, 90, 91, 92, 93, 94, 95, 96, 98, 99, 100, ... (All composites) A002808 2 341, 561, 645, 1105, 1387, 1729, 1905, 2047, 2465, 2701, 2821, 3277, 4033, 4369, 4371, 4681, 5461, 6601, 7957, 8321, 8481, 8911, ... A001567 3 91, 121, 286, 671, 703, 949, 1105, 1541, 1729, 1891, 2465, 2665, 2701, 2821, 3281, 3367, 3751, 4961, 5551, 6601, 7381, 8401, 8911, ... A005935 4 15, 85, 91, 341, 435, 451, 561, 645, 703, 1105, 1247, 1271, 1387, 1581, 1695, 1729, 1891, 1905, 2047, 2071, 2465, 2701, 2821, 3133, 3277, 3367, 3683, 4033, 4369, 4371, 4681, 4795, 4859, 5461, 5551, 6601, 6643, 7957, 8321, 8481, 8695, 8911, 9061, 9131, 9211, 9605, 9919, ... A020136 5 4, 124, 217, 561, 781, 1541, 1729, 1891, 2821, 4123, 5461, 5611, 5662, 5731, 6601, 7449, 7813, 8029, 8911, 9881, ... A005936 6 35, 185, 217, 301, 481, 1105, 1111, 1261, 1333, 1729, 2465, 2701, 2821, 3421, 3565, 3589, 3913, 4123, 4495, 5713, 6533, 6601, 8029, 8365, 8911, 9331, 9881, ... A005937 7 6, 25, 325, 561, 703, 817, 1105, 1825, 2101, 2353, 2465, 3277, 4525, 4825, 6697, 8321, ... A005938 8 9, 21, 45, 63, 65, 105, 117, 133, 153, 231, 273, 341, 481, 511, 561, 585, 645, 651, 861, 949, 1001, 1105, 1281, 1365, 1387, 1417, 1541, 1649, 1661, 1729, 1785, 1905, 2047, 2169, 2465, 2501, 2701, 2821, 3145, 3171, 3201, 3277, 3605, 3641, 4005, 4033, 4097, 4369, 4371, 4641, 4681, 4921, 5461, 5565, 5963, 6305, 6533, 6601, 6951, 7107, 7161, 7957, 8321, 8481, 8911, 9265, 9709, 9773, 9881, 9945, ... A020137 9 4, 8, 28, 52, 91, 121, 205, 286, 364, 511, 532, 616, 671, 697, 703, 946, 949, 1036, 1105, 1288, 1387, 1541, 1729, 1891, 2465, 2501, 2665, 2701, 2806, 2821, 2926, 3052, 3281, 3367, 3751, 4376, 4636, 4961, 5356, 5551, 6364, 6601, 6643, 7081, 7381, 7913, 8401, 8695, 8744, 8866, 8911, ... A020138 10 9, 33, 91, 99, 259, 451, 481, 561, 657, 703, 909, 1233, 1729, 2409, 2821, 2981, 3333, 3367, 4141, 4187, 4521, 5461, 6533, 6541, 6601, 7107, 7471, 7777, 8149, 8401, 8911, ... A005939 11 10, 15, 70, 133, 190, 259, 305, 481, 645, 703, 793, 1105, 1330, 1729, 2047, 2257, 2465, 2821, 4577, 4921, 5041, 5185, 6601, 7869, 8113, 8170, 8695, 8911, 9730, ... A020139 12 65, 91, 133, 143, 145, 247, 377, 385, 703, 1045, 1099, 1105, 1649, 1729, 1885, 1891, 2041, 2233, 2465, 2701, 2821, 2983, 3367, 3553, 5005, 5365, 5551, 5785, 6061, 6305, 6601, 8911, 9073, ... A020140 13 4, 6, 12, 21, 85, 105, 231, 244, 276, 357, 427, 561, 1099, 1785, 1891, 2465, 2806, 3605, 5028, 5149, 5185, 5565, 6601, 7107, 8841, 8911, 9577, 9637, ... A020141 14 15, 39, 65, 195, 481, 561, 781, 793, 841, 985, 1105, 1111, 1541, 1891, 2257, 2465, 2561, 2665, 2743, 3277, 5185, 5713, 6501, 6533, 6541, 7107, 7171, 7449, 7543, 7585, 8321, 9073, ... A020142 15 14, 341, 742, 946, 1477, 1541, 1687, 1729, 1891, 1921, 2821, 3133, 3277, 4187, 6541, 6601, 7471, 8701, 8911, 9073, ... A020143 16 15, 51, 85, 91, 255, 341, 435, 451, 561, 595, 645, 703, 1105, 1247, 1261, 1271, 1285, 1387, 1581, 1687, 1695, 1729, 1891, 1905, 2047, 2071, 2091, 2431, 2465, 2701, 2821, 3133, 3277, 3367, 3655, 3683, 4033, 4369, 4371, 4681, 4795, 4859, 5083, 5151, 5461, 5551, 6601, 6643, 7471, 7735, 7957, 8119, 8227, 8245, 8321, 8481, 8695, 8749, 8911, 9061, 9131, 9211, 9605, 9919, ... A020144 17 4, 8, 9, 16, 45, 91, 145, 261, 781, 1111, 1228, 1305, 1729, 1885, 2149, 2821, 3991, 4005, 4033, 4187, 4912, 5365, 5662, 5833, 6601, 6697, 7171, 8481, 8911, ... A020145 18 25, 49, 65, 85, 133, 221, 323, 325, 343, 425, 451, 637, 931, 1105, 1225, 1369, 1387, 1649, 1729, 1921, 2149, 2465, 2701, 2821, 2825, 2977, 3325, 4165, 4577, 4753, 5525, 5725, 5833, 5941, 6305, 6517, 6601, 7345, 8911, 9061, ... A020146 19 6, 9, 15, 18, 45, 49, 153, 169, 343, 561, 637, 889, 905, 906, 1035, 1105, 1629, 1661, 1849, 1891, 2353, 2465, 2701, 2821, 2955, 3201, 4033, 4681, 5461, 5466, 5713, 6223, 6541, 6601, 6697, 7957, 8145, 8281, 8401, 8869, 9211, 9997, ... A020147 20 21, 57, 133, 231, 399, 561, 671, 861, 889, 1281, 1653, 1729, 1891, 2059, 2413, 2501, 2761, 2821, 2947, 3059, 3201, 4047, 5271, 5461, 5473, 5713, 5833, 6601, 6817, 7999, 8421, 8911, ... A020148 21 4, 10, 20, 55, 65, 85, 221, 703, 793, 1045, 1105, 1852, 2035, 2465, 3781, 4630, 5185, 5473, 5995, 6541, 7363, 8695, 8965, 9061, ... A020149 22 21, 69, 91, 105, 161, 169, 345, 483, 485, 645, 805, 1105, 1183, 1247, 1261, 1541, 1649, 1729, 1891, 2037, 2041, 2047, 2413, 2465, 2737, 2821, 3241, 3605, 3801, 5551, 5565, 5963, 6019, 6601, 6693, 7081, 7107, 7267, 7665, 8119, 8365, 8421, 8911, 9453, ... A020150 23 22, 33, 91, 154, 165, 169, 265, 341, 385, 451, 481, 553, 561, 638, 946, 1027, 1045, 1065, 1105, 1183, 1271, 1729, 1738, 1749, 2059, 2321, 2465, 2501, 2701, 2821, 2926, 3097, 3445, 4033, 4081, 4345, 4371, 4681, 5005, 5149, 6253, 6369, 6533, 6541, 7189, 7267, 7957, 8321, 8365, 8651, 8745, 8911, 8965, 9805, ... A020151 24 25, 115, 175, 325, 553, 575, 805, 949, 1105, 1541, 1729, 1771, 1825, 1975, 2413, 2425, 2465, 2701, 2737, 2821, 2885, 3781, 4207, 4537, 6601, 6931, 6943, 7081, 7189, 7471, 7501, 7813, 8725, 8911, 9085, 9361, 9809, ... A020152 25 4, 6, 8, 12, 24, 28, 39, 66, 91, 124, 217, 232, 276, 403, 426, 451, 532, 561, 616, 703, 781, 804, 868, 946, 1128, 1288, 1541, 1729, 1891, 2047, 2701, 2806, 2821, 2911, 2926, 3052, 3126, 3367, 3592, 3976, 4069, 4123, 4207, 4564, 4636, 4686, 5321, 5461, 5551, 5611, 5662, 5731, 5963, 6601, 7449, 7588, 7813, 8029, 8646, 8911, 9881, 9976, ... A020153 26 9, 15, 25, 27, 45, 75, 133, 135, 153, 175, 217, 225, 259, 425, 475, 561, 589, 675, 703, 775, 925, 1035, 1065, 1147, 2465, 3145, 3325, 3385, 3565, 3825, 4123, 4525, 4741, 4921, 5041, 5425, 6093, 6475, 6525, 6601, 6697, 8029, 8695, 8911, 9073, ... A020154 27 26, 65, 91, 121, 133, 247, 259, 286, 341, 365, 481, 671, 703, 949, 1001, 1105, 1541, 1649, 1729, 1891, 2071, 2465, 2665, 2701, 2821, 2981, 2993, 3146, 3281, 3367, 3605, 3751, 4033, 4745, 4921, 4961, 5299, 5461, 5551, 5611, 5621, 6305, 6533, 6601, 7381, 7585, 7957, 8227, 8321, 8401, 8911, 9139, 9709, 9809, 9841, 9881, 9919, ... A020155 28 9, 27, 45, 87, 145, 261, 361, 529, 561, 703, 783, 785, 1105, 1305, 1413, 1431, 1885, 2041, 2413, 2465, 2871, 3201, 3277, 4553, 4699, 5149, 5181, 5365, 7065, 8149, 8321, 8401, 9841, ... A020156 29 4, 14, 15, 21, 28, 35, 52, 91, 105, 231, 268, 341, 364, 469, 481, 561, 651, 793, 871, 1105, 1729, 1876, 1897, 2105, 2257, 2821, 3484, 3523, 4069, 4371, 4411, 5149, 5185, 5356, 5473, 5565, 5611, 6097, 6601, 7161, 7294, 8321, 8401, 8421, 8841, 8911, ... A020157 30 49, 91, 133, 217, 247, 341, 403, 469, 493, 589, 637, 703, 871, 899, 901, 931, 1273, 1519, 1537, 1729, 2059, 2077, 2821, 3097, 3277, 3283, 3367, 3577, 4081, 4097, 4123, 5729, 6031, 6061, 6097, 6409, 6601, 6817, 7657, 8023, 8029, 8401, 8911, 9881, ... A020158

For more information (base 31 to 100), see to , and for all bases up to 150, see table of Fermat pseudoprimes (text in German), this page does not define n is a pseudoprime to a base congruent to 1 or -1 (mod n)

## Which bases b make n a Fermat pseudoprime?

If composite ${\displaystyle n}$  is even, then ${\displaystyle n}$  is a Fermat pseudoprime to the trivial base ${\displaystyle b\equiv 1{\pmod {n}}}$ . If composite ${\displaystyle n}$  is odd, then ${\displaystyle n}$  is a Fermat pseudoprime to the trivial bases ${\displaystyle b\equiv \pm 1{\pmod {n}}}$ .

For any composite ${\displaystyle n}$ , the number of distinct bases ${\displaystyle b}$  modulo ${\displaystyle n}$ , for which ${\displaystyle n}$  is a Fermat pseudoprime base ${\displaystyle b}$ , is [7]: Thm. 1, p. 1392

${\displaystyle \prod _{i=1}^{k}\gcd(p_{i}-1,n-1)}$

where ${\displaystyle p_{1},\dots ,p_{k}}$  are the distinct prime factors of ${\displaystyle n}$ . This includes the trivial bases.

For example, for ${\displaystyle n=341=11\cdot 31}$ , this product is ${\displaystyle \gcd(10,340)\cdot \gcd(30,340)=100}$ . For ${\displaystyle n=341}$ , the smallest such nontrivial base is ${\displaystyle b=2}$ .

Every odd composite ${\displaystyle n}$  is a Fermat pseudoprime to at least two nontrivial bases modulo ${\displaystyle n}$  unless ${\displaystyle n}$  is a power of 3.[7]: Cor. 1, p. 1393

For composite n < 200, the following is a table of all bases b < n which n is a Fermat pseudoprime. If a composite number n is not in the table (or n is in the sequence A209211), then n is a pseudoprime only to the trivial base 1 modulo n.

 n bases b to which n is a Fermat pseudoprime (< n) number of the bases of b (< n)(sequence A063994 in the OEIS) 9 1, 8 2 15 1, 4, 11, 14 4 21 1, 8, 13, 20 4 25 1, 7, 18, 24 4 27 1, 26 2 28 1, 9, 25 3 33 1, 10, 23, 32 4 35 1, 6, 29, 34 4 39 1, 14, 25, 38 4 45 1, 8, 17, 19, 26, 28, 37, 44 8 49 1, 18, 19, 30, 31, 48 6 51 1, 16, 35, 50 4 52 1, 9, 29 3 55 1, 21, 34, 54 4 57 1, 20, 37, 56 4 63 1, 8, 55, 62 4 65 1, 8, 12, 14, 18, 21, 27, 31, 34, 38, 44, 47, 51, 53, 57, 64 16 66 1, 25, 31, 37, 49 5 69 1, 22, 47, 68 4 70 1, 11, 51 3 75 1, 26, 49, 74 4 76 1, 45, 49 3 77 1, 34, 43, 76 4 81 1, 80 2 85 1, 4, 13, 16, 18, 21, 33, 38, 47, 52, 64, 67, 69, 72, 81, 84 16 87 1, 28, 59, 86 4 91 1, 3, 4, 9, 10, 12, 16, 17, 22, 23, 25, 27, 29, 30, 36, 38, 40, 43, 48,51, 53, 55, 61, 62, 64, 66, 68, 69, 74, 75, 79, 81, 82, 87, 88, 90 36 93 1, 32, 61, 92 4 95 1, 39, 56, 94 4 99 1, 10, 89, 98 4 105 1, 8, 13, 22, 29, 34, 41, 43, 62, 64, 71, 76, 83, 92, 97, 104 16 111 1, 38, 73, 110 4 112 1, 65, 81 3 115 1, 24, 91, 114 4 117 1, 8, 44, 53, 64, 73, 109, 116 8 119 1, 50, 69, 118 4 121 1, 3, 9, 27, 40, 81, 94, 112, 118, 120 10 123 1, 40, 83, 122 4 124 1, 5, 25 3 125 1, 57, 68, 124 4 129 1, 44, 85, 128 4 130 1, 61, 81 3 133 1, 8, 11, 12, 18, 20, 26, 27, 30, 31, 37, 39, 45, 46, 50, 58, 64, 65, 68,69, 75, 83, 87, 88, 94, 96, 102, 103, 106, 107, 113, 115, 121, 122, 125, 132 36 135 1, 26, 109, 134 4 141 1, 46, 95, 140 4 143 1, 12, 131, 142 4 145 1, 12, 17, 28, 41, 46, 57, 59, 86, 88, 99, 104, 117, 128, 133, 144 16 147 1, 50, 97, 146 4 148 1, 121, 137 3 153 1, 8, 19, 26, 35, 53, 55, 64, 89, 98, 100, 118, 127, 134, 145, 152 16 154 1, 23, 67 3 155 1, 61, 94, 154 4 159 1, 52, 107, 158 4 161 1, 22, 139, 160 4 165 1, 23, 32, 34, 43, 56, 67, 76, 89, 98, 109, 122, 131, 133, 142, 164 16 169 1, 19, 22, 23, 70, 80, 89, 99, 146, 147, 150, 168 12 171 1, 37, 134, 170 4 172 1, 49, 165 3 175 1, 24, 26, 51, 74, 76, 99, 101, 124, 149, 151, 174 12 176 1, 49, 81, 97, 113 5 177 1, 58, 119, 176 4 183 1, 62, 121, 182 4 185 1, 6, 31, 36, 38, 43, 68, 73, 112, 117, 142, 147, 149, 154, 179, 184 16 186 1, 97, 109, 157, 163 5 187 1, 67, 120, 186 4 189 1, 55, 134, 188 4 190 1, 11, 61, 81, 101, 111, 121, 131, 161 9 195 1, 14, 64, 79, 116, 131, 181, 194 8 196 1, 165, 177 3

For more information (n = 201 to 5000), see,[8] this page does not define n is a pseudoprime to a base congruent to 1 or -1 (mod n). When p is a prime, p2 is a Fermat pseudoprime to base b if and only if p is a Wieferich prime to base b. For example, 10932 = 1194649 is a Fermat pseudoprime to base 2, and 112 = 121 is a Fermat pseudoprime to base 3.

The number of the values of b for n are (For n prime, the number of the values of b must be n - 1, since all b satisfy the Fermat little theorem)

1, 1, 2, 1, 4, 1, 6, 1, 2, 1, 10, 1, 12, 1, 4, 1, 16, 1, 18, 1, 4, 1, 22, 1, 4, 1, 2, 3, 28, 1, 30, 1, 4, 1, 4, 1, 36, 1, 4, 1, 40, 1, 42, 1, 8, 1, 46, 1, 6, 1, ... (sequence A063994 in the OEIS)

The least base b > 1 which n is a pseudoprime to base b (or prime number) are

2, 3, 2, 5, 2, 7, 2, 9, 8, 11, 2, 13, 2, 15, 4, 17, 2, 19, 2, 21, 8, 23, 2, 25, 7, 27, 26, 9, 2, 31, 2, 33, 10, 35, 6, 37, 2, 39, 14, 41, 2, 43, 2, 45, 8, 47, 2, 49, 18, 51, ... (sequence A105222 in the OEIS)

The number of the values of b for n must divides ${\displaystyle \varphi }$ (n), or A000010(n) = 1, 1, 2, 2, 4, 2, 6, 4, 6, 4, 10, 4, 12, 6, 8, 8, 16, 6, 18, 8, 12, 10, 22, 8, 20, 12, 18, 12, 28, 8, 30, 16, 20, 16, 24, 12, 36, 18, 24, 16, 40, 12, 42, 20, 24, 22, 46, 16, 42, 20, ... (The quotient can be any natural number, and the quotient = 1 if and only if n is a prime or a Carmichael number (561, 1105, 1729, 2465, 2821, 6601, 8911, 10585, 15841, ... A002997), the quotient = 2 if and only if n is in the sequence: 4, 6, 15, 91, 703, 1891, 2701, 11305, 12403, 13981, 18721, ... A191311)

The least number with n values of b are (or 0 if no such number exists)

1, 3, 28, 5, 66, 7, 232, 45, 190, 11, 276, 13, 1106, 0, 286, 17, 1854, 19, 3820, 891, 2752, 23, 1128, 595, 2046, 0, 532, 29, 1770, 31, 9952, 425, 1288, 0, 2486, 37, 8474, 0, 742, 41, 3486, 43, 7612, 5589, 2356, 47, 13584, 325, 9850, 0, ... (sequence A064234 in the OEIS) (if and only if n is even and not totient of squarefree number, then the nth term of this sequence is 0)

## Weak pseudoprimes

A composite number n which satisfy that ${\displaystyle b^{n}\equiv b{\pmod {n}}}$  is called weak pseudoprime to base b. A pseudoprime to base a (under the usual definition) satisfies this condition. Conversely, a weak pseudoprime that is coprime with the base is a pseudoprime in the usual sense, otherwise this may or may not be the case.[9] The least weak pseudoprime to base b = 1, 2, ... are:

4, 341, 6, 4, 4, 6, 6, 4, 4, 6, 10, 4, 4, 14, 6, 4, 4, 6, 6, 4, 4, 6, 22, 4, 4, 9, 6, 4, 4, 6, 6, 4, 4, 6, 9, 4, 4, 38, 6, 4, 4, 6, 6, 4, 4, 6, 46, 4, 4, 10, ... (sequence A000790 in the OEIS)

All terms are less than or equal to the smallest Carmichael number, 561. Except for 561, only semiprimes can occur in the above sequence, but not all semiprimes less than 561 occur, a semiprime pq (pq) less than 561 occurs in the above sequences if and only if p − 1 divides q − 1. (see ) Besides, the smallest pseudoprime to base n (also not necessary exceeding n) () is also usually semiprime, the first counterexample is A090086(648) = 385 = 5 × 7 × 11.

If we require n > b, they are (for b = 1, 2, ...)

4, 341, 6, 6, 10, 10, 14, 9, 12, 15, 15, 22, 21, 15, 21, 20, 34, 25, 38, 21, 28, 33, 33, 25, 28, 27, 39, 36, 35, 49, 49, 33, 44, 35, 45, 42, 45, 39, 57, 52, 82, 66, 77, 45, 55, 69, 65, 49, 56, 51, ... (sequence A239293 in the OEIS)

Carmichael numbers are weak pseudoprimes to all bases.

The smallest even weak pseudoprime in base 2 is 161038 (see ).

## Euler–Jacobi pseudoprimes

Another approach is to use more refined notions of pseudoprimality, e.g. strong pseudoprimes or Euler–Jacobi pseudoprimes, for which there are no analogues of Carmichael numbers. This leads to probabilistic algorithms such as the Solovay–Strassen primality test, the Baillie–PSW primality test, and the Miller–Rabin primality test, which produce what are known as industrial-grade primes. Industrial-grade primes are integers for which primality has not been "certified" (i.e. rigorously proven), but have undergone a test such as the Miller–Rabin test which has nonzero, but arbitrarily low, probability of failure.

## Applications

The rarity of such pseudoprimes has important practical implications. For example, public-key cryptography algorithms such as RSA require the ability to quickly find large primes. The usual algorithm to generate prime numbers is to generate random odd numbers and test them for primality. However, deterministic primality tests are slow. If the user is willing to tolerate an arbitrarily small chance that the number found is not a prime number but a pseudoprime, it is possible to use the much faster and simpler Fermat primality test.

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