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# titanic prime

In the mid 80's Samuel Yates began the list of "Largest Known Primes" and coined the name**titanic prime**for any prime with 1,000 or more decimal digits. He also called those who proved their primality

**titans**.

Almost all primes are titanic primes, and tens of thousands of them are now "known". (But at the time Yates first defined titanic primes, very few were known.)

**See Also:** GiganticPrime, Megaprime

**Related pages** (outside of this work)

- The largest known primes
- The largest known prime by year (a brief history)
- Information on the titans

**References:**

- Yates84
S. Yates, "Titanic primes,"J. Recreational Math.,16:4 (1983-84) 250-262. [Here Yates defines titanic primes to be those with at least 1,000 digits.]- Yates85
S. Yates, "Sinkers of the titanics,"J. Recreational Math.,17:4 (1984-85) 268-274.

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