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Old 2006-02-01, 14:12   #9
Sep 2002

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Originally Posted by alpertron
Please notice that in general the factor is found in step 2. You can read how the p-1 works at MersenneWiki.
I find that step 2 is a wast of time since all your effort are thrown to garbage when you test step 1 a little further. It would be nice if step 2 could test past 2^32 but I'm not complaining. It's fun to have a factor pop up once in a while.

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