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Old 2003-05-28, 07:23   #2
Axel Fox
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May 2003

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Well, I'm not a mathematician, but I think one of the reasons that it must be MODed is this :

The LL Formula always squares the result of the previous iteration (and minus 2, but this is negligable). Considering the current ranges we are testing it is impossible to store such large numbers.

Just start with the S(0) = 4 value and try to square it just 1 million times (and we are currently testing at almost 20 million). You'll see that you'll need WAAAAAAY more space than the largest hard drives or industrial data storage drives on earth. It is therefor impossible to store them.

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