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Originally Posted by ATH
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The question is poorly posed.
I know what was intended, but what was intended was not what was asked.
The answer to what was asked is:
Yes.
In fact, I just discovered such a prime. Here it is.
1037510965197585328966549837707224890354657080201529875806647479\
8233863486031281131283524914678956270502562335950080303203364693
The question that was *intended* was: Will we discover a new MERSENNE
prime below M42?
The answer to that is: "unlikely"
Learn to phrase mathematical questions precisely.