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Old 2019-01-23, 20:51   #5
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Originally Posted by Dr Sardonicus View Post
I would also imagine that, if the 2000 paper actually led directly to factorization in polynomial time as indicated, somebody would have noticed right away.
Yeah. Adam Smith (further refined by John Nash) can help define and constrain where the optimal solution space is.

Using only broad strokes, one can often quickly determine what is worth drilling down on, and what is a "rabbit hole"....
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