- --- In primenumbers@yahoogroups.com, "djbroadhurst" <d.broadhurst@...> wrote:
>

David stopped at sex and left us almost breathless. But he knows we can have more, much more, with a lot of air to spare.

> --- In primenumbers@yahoogroups.com,

> "Walter Nissen" <nissen@> wrote:

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> > You may know a large prime, but can you say it?

>

> ..............."eleven sextillion

> one hundred and eleven quintillion

> one hundred and eleven quadrillion

> one hundred and eleven trillion

> one hundred and eleven billion

> one hundred and eleven million

> one hundred and eleven thousand

> one hundred and eleven"

>

> can be said without inhaling

>

> David

>

9 * 10^201 + 1 is prime, otherwise known as the memorable

Nine Sexsexagintillion and One.

If anyone thinks this sounds like

"Sex, sex again 'till yin and one"

you're imagining things. Get back to work!

Mark - Suppose that we parse the string "cab", in base p, as

12*p^2 + 10*p + 11. Then "cab" is a prime in the prime

base p = 41, where it evaluates to the decimal number 20593.

Similarly, we may parse the incantation "abracadabra",

in base p, as 10*p^10 + 11*p^9 + 27*p^8 + 10*p^7 + 12*p^6 + 10*p^5

+ 13*p^4 + 10*p^3 + 11*p^2 + 27*p + 10, which evaluates to the prime

8510432846378191 in the prime base p = 31.

The nonce-word "floccinaucinihilipilification" evaluates to the prime

352402927208050896786973658273234894386040810340804173543364510421

in the prime base 199. For the meaning, see

http://www.worldwidewords.org/weirdwords/ww-flo2.htm

Puzzle: Find the smallest prime base in which Aristophanes' dish

http://tinyurl.com/6xkeen

is prime, if we use O'Neill's tranliteration in line 1170 of

http://tinyurl.com/nnaqlk

David - On 09/03/2009 02:40 AM, djbroadhurst wrote:
> Suppose that we parse the string "cab", in base p, as

Spoiler space follows.

> 12*p^2 + 10*p + 11. Then "cab" is a prime in the prime

> base p = 41, where it evaluates to the decimal number 20593.

>

> Similarly, we may parse the incantation "abracadabra",

> in base p, as 10*p^10 + 11*p^9 + 27*p^8 + 10*p^7 + 12*p^6 + 10*p^5

> + 13*p^4 + 10*p^3 + 11*p^2 + 27*p + 10, which evaluates to the prime

> 8510432846378191 in the prime base p = 31.

>

> The nonce-word "floccinaucinihilipilification" evaluates to the prime

> 352402927208050896786973658273234894386040810340804173543364510421

> in the prime base 199. For the meaning, see

> http://www.worldwidewords.org/weirdwords/ww-flo2.htm

>

> Puzzle: Find the smallest prime base in which Aristophanes' dish

> http://tinyurl.com/6xkeen

> is prime, if we use O'Neill's tranliteration in line 1170 of

> http://tinyurl.com/nnaqlk

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Sum in base 41843 is

9355934623362561735213219302693410823607868190849630269877\

6553684917032146922567250080317347155330911049352272600264891303788077990113278\

4853088920553317989172187911135472248955574815213603926445985233885389642117781\

4381160736048159727697869729116763488380008580384563935286216104489332003841643\

4760106323998198183345546437753307049885244185702893171182361757187414650365639\

1793563743445464735466507739792305201194704747538514165228148227347542716827410\

3317461237255320643879853668183786679561917227974652256331446555994563730135516\

3026904731364993396280828241651057013994638897984779596310112725585193309862898\

9978162623129572344332751322965737425155187359894442966740804307156470888035472\

2453994844494330604029034206329792396426299163600028180427618021437461076507541\

3062782241110381733982885164991797153719562713304314423

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Alan Eliasen

eliasen@...

http://futureboy.us/ - --- In primenumbers@yahoogroups.com, Alan Eliasen <eliasen@...>

gave a solution in agreement with [spoiler!]

http://primes.utm.edu/curios/page.php?number_id=9432

More ambitiously, one might consider the 1185-letter word

for the Tobacco Mosaic Virus, Dahlemense Strain, at

http://www.fun-with-words.com/word_longest.html

By my reckoning, this is probably prime in

20 different prime bases less than 10^6.

David