2012 is prime …

… as a base-three number. 2012 in base 3 is 59 in base 10.

2012 is also prime as a base-five number.

Update: Here’s some Mathematica code to find other bases where 2012 is prime.

f[n_] := 2 n^3 + n + 2
For[n = 3, n < 100, n++, If[PrimeQ[f[n]], Print[n]]]

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7 thoughts on “2012 is prime …

  1. Hmm.. a little off-topic, but I wonder if any famous physical or mathematical constants look “nicer” in other base-representations?

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