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Topic: Prime factorization
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Kermit Rose

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Registered: 12/3/04
Re: Prime factorization
Posted: Nov 11, 2013 11:03 PM
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On Monday, November 4, 2013 12:49:47 PM UTC-5, Michael F. Stemper wrote:
> On 11/04/2013 11:35 AM, me wrote:

> > tell me what you think?
> >
> Interesting idea. How about using it to factor 130642890110987?

>>> Factor(130642890110987)
[58789, 2222233583, 134, 'Pollard Rho, x^2 + 1, First factor check']

Pollard Rho is a very efficient means to factor numbers of this size.

It factored 130642890110987 almost instantly in 134 steps
into 58789 * 2222233583. It iterated on the polynomial x^2+1.


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