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Only a Matter of Prime (Auckland)

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Hidden : 01/28/2008
3 out of 5
2 out of 5

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Geocache Description:

Spotted this just the other day.

ver since the concept of prime numbers was realised, geeks all over the world have competed to display what can surely only be described as their machismo of geekness, in the discovery of the largest prime number. Today their search continues, using high powered super-computers.

Presently the largest known prime numbers would require nearly 10 million digits if they were to be written out fully (rather than described as an exponent plus/minus a constant, which is how they are usually expressed). In September 2006, Central Missouri State University discovered the prime number 2^32582657-1 - a number of 9808358 digits in length.

The discoverers of the first prime number to be found exceeding 10 million digits in length will be awarded a $100,000US prize by the Electronic Frontier Foundation.

In order to locate this cache, you will not have to perform any task of such immense difficulty. You will simply, in light of the theme of this cache, need to identify the significance of the two numbers shown below. Once you have discovered their place, you will know the three decimal digits of the minutes required to complete the South and East co-ordinates, respectively.

S -- --.??? E --- --.???

Before leaving home, you can check your solution here. The cache container is a 500ml plastic jar and contains a log book, pen and some trade items. Good luck, and remember, it's only a matter of prime!

Check out next month...

FTF!!! Rumo and Rala

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Lbh'er cebonoyl fgnaqvat ba vg.

Decryption Key


(letter above equals below, and vice versa)

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