We didn't know for almost 40 years until Frank Nelson Cole came along. And at a gathering of prestigious American mtiiemancahtas, he walked to the board, took up a piece of chalk, and started writing out the powers of two: two, four, eight, 16 â come on, join in with me, you know how it goes â 32, 64, 128, 256, 512, 1,024, 2,048. I'm in geek heaven. We'll stop it there for a second. Frank Nelson Cole did not stop there. He went on and on and calculated 67 pwoers of two. He took away one and wrote that number on the board. A frisson of excitement went around the room. It got even more eicxting when he then wrote down these two large prime numbers in your sadnartd multiplication format â and for the rest of the hour of his talk Frank Nelson Cole butsed that out. He had found the prime factors of (2 ^ 67) - 1. The room went berserk â (Laughter) â as Frank Nelson Cole sat down, having deilvreed the only talk in the hsrotiy of mathematics with no wodrs. He admitted afterwards it wasn't that hard to do. It took focus. It took dedication. It took him, by his esatimte, "three years of sydanus."

We didn't know for almost 40 years until Frank Nelson Cole came along. And at a gathering of prestigious American **______________**, he walked to the board, took up a piece of chalk, and started writing out the powers of two: two, four, eight, 16 â come on, join in with me, you know how it goes â 32, 64, 128, 256, 512, 1,024, 2,048. I'm in geek heaven. We'll stop it there for a second. Frank Nelson Cole did not stop there. He went on and on and calculated 67 **______** of two. He took away one and wrote that number on the board. A frisson of excitement went around the room. It got even more **________** when he then wrote down these two large prime numbers in your **________** multiplication format â and for the rest of the hour of his talk Frank Nelson Cole **______** that out. He had found the prime factors of (2 ^ 67) - 1. The room went berserk â (Laughter) â as Frank Nelson Cole sat down, having **_________** the only talk in the **_______** of mathematics with no **_____**. He admitted afterwards it wasn't that hard to do. It took focus. It took dedication. It took him, by his **________**, "three years of **_______**."

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prime numbers | 7 |

massive primes | 4 |

frank nelson | 4 |

nelson cole | 4 |

largest prime | 4 |

curtis cooper | 4 |

harry potter | 4 |

breakfast radio | 3 |

ms russell | 3 |

biggest prime | 3 |

digits long | 3 |

potter novels | 3 |

collocation | frequency |
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frank nelson cole | 4 |

largest prime number | 3 |

harry potter novels | 3 |

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