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Old 2003-09-07, 01:58   #1
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Default What ( if tracked ) is the error rate for Trial Factoring

Is an error rate for Trial Factoring tracked ?

I realize that a false negative ( small factor not found/reported, when one really exists) will eventually be covered even if it takes doing a LL.

What about a false positive ( small factor found/reported, when none exist) ?

Is it even possible for this to happen ?

Or is there some sort of very quick verification ( just do the TF calc using the factor found on the mersenne ) ?

If a factor is found and no quick verification will that be the end of work on that mersenne ? Possibly missing a mersenne prime.
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