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Problem 2910. Mersenne Primes vs. All Primes

A Mersenne prime (M) is a prime number of the form M = 2^p - 1, where p is another prime number. Problem 525 asks the user to determine if a number is a Mersenne prime. In this problem, you are tasked with returning the number of primes numbers below the input number, n, that are Mersenne primes and the fraction of all primes below that input number that the Mersenne primes represent.

For example, for n = 100, there are 25 primes numbers: 2, 3, 5, 7, ..., 89, 97. As far as Mersenne primes go, there are only three that are less than 100: 2^2 - 1 = 3, 2^3 - 1 = 7, and 2^5 - 1 = 31. The corresponding fraction would be 3/25.

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49.49% Correct | 50.51% Incorrect
Last solution submitted on Oct 17, 2019

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