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At approximately what time will all Mersenne exponents below 80,000,000 checked for whether they are prime?? (This is just about how far goes.) 22:02, 10 May 2004 (UTC)

This reference might help: Giftlite 23:56, 10 May 2004 (UTC)

Just a Conjecture but...Edit

I believe that  , or 2170141183460469231731687303715884105727 - 1, is prime. At approximately 5.12176 × 1037 digits, it may be centuries before I am proven correct or incorrect. Also, I believe that this is the fifth, final, and largest Double Mersenne prime. In other words, I believe that   is composite for all n > 7, expect for n = 127. PhiEaglesfan712 20:32, 12 July 2007 (UTC)

How about n =  ???

I don’t think this number is prime, for another similar example of repeated exponents, 2+1=3 is prime, 2^2+1=5 is prime, 2^(2^2)+1=17 is prime, 2^(2^(2^2))+1=65537 is also prime, but 2^(2^(2^(2^2)))+1=2^65536+1 is not prime. For the original sequence, 2^2-1=3 is prime, 2^(2^2-1)-1=7 is prime, 2^(2^(2^2-1)-1)-1=127 is prime, 2^(2^(2^(2^2-1)-1)-1)-1 is also prime, but the next number 2^(2^(2^(2^2-1)-1)-1)-1 may not be prime. These two sequences are similar, and the first four terms of both sequences are all primes, but the fifth (and further) terms are (conjectured) all composite. (talk) 09:46, 23 February 2019 (UTC)

Changed definitionEdit

PhiEaglesfan712 has just changed the definition of double Mersenne number [1] and Mersenne number [2]. I think both should be changed back. I suggest to keep comments together at Talk:Mersenne prime#Mersenne number. PrimeHunter 23:52, 14 August 2007 (UTC)

Catalan-Mersenne numbersEdit

I have a source in Slovene that Catalan-Mersenne numbers are also called "Cantor('s) numbers" (and I've made an article with this name - Cantorjevo število, since I've found this name in source), perhaps mainly because Georg Cantor allegedly conjectured that these kind of numbers are all primes. Does anybody perhaps have similar English source for this? --xJaM (talk) 00:55, 19 January 2011 (UTC)

Double Wagstaff NumbersEdit

Let  = ,  = , we know that when n = 2, 3, 5, 7, then   is a prime, but when n = 13, 17, 19, 31, it's not, and we know that when n = 2, 3, 5, 7, then   is a prime, but when n = 11, 13, 17, 19, 23, 31, it's not. I believe that when n>7 (Except of n=43 and n=127), both   and   are not primes, but   is a prime, and   and   are the largest double Mersenne prime and double Wagstaff prime.(Because 43 is   and 127 is  )