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Re: Re: Finding Primes

by hagen (Friar)
on Aug 15, 2003 at 03:22 UTC ( #284084=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: Finding Primes
in thread Finding Primes

ROTFLH!!! Oh dear! BrowserUK ++ except I've used all mine up for today. I could have spent them all in this thread!

I'm no scientist (but I suspect a significant number of Monks in this thread really are). However, as I understand it, the following is true for some arbitrary approximation of truth

10**79 <= fpitu <= 10**81

`fpitu' = fundamental particles in the universe

So a 200 digit number is rather more than (111 orders of magnitude than?) is needed to allocate to each of these particles a unique number.

The estimation of the secondary storage space (!) requirement for this ultimate registry is also left to the numerically challenged.


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