Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Incredible Numbers

What is the largest prime number you can recite off hand?

Just two days ago, a system administrator has found what is supposed the largest Mersenne prime number ever known. (article)

How big is the number? The number is so immense, being made up of 13 million digits that you will not be able to recite the digits in your lifetime!

Lately, I have also chanced upon the interesting concept of a Golden Ratio or Divine Ratio.

In Singapore parlance, such ratio is almost synomyous with the concept of 'Feng Shui'.

Not just a number, the Golden Ratio has a vast number of mysteries, intriguing applications surrounding its use in all aspects of life.

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