>> 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.
Yeah, and I could have done it on the command line, too:
mstemper@coelurosaur$ time factor 130642890110987 130642890110987: 58789 2222233583
real 0m0.027s user 0m0.000s sys 0m0.008s mstemper@coelurosaur$
I was hoping that that the OP would apply the method described in his/her so-called "paper" to this number. Since the method is stated to be guessing, it might have taken a while.
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