math challenge

Week of Dec 23 - Jan 5, 1997

What page is it?

Thaddeus, a curator at the museum of Ancient and Modern Mathematics, was going about his usual routine of dusting old math volumes.

As he lightly shook a book, an old and mottled piece of paper fell out. He saw a compelling message, written in old-fashioned script:

Turn to the page whose number is 3 greater than the greatest prime less than 300.

If Thaddeus does what the message says, what page will he turn to?

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