- Nov 2, 2001As a follow up, I noticed that potential factors of F(p)and L(p).
Factors of F(p), must be 1,or 5 mod 8.
Factors of L(p), must be 1,or 4 mod 5.
Mersenne factors must be 1,or 7 mod 8.
Along with other similar properties, this allows GIMPS to eliminate
95% of potential factors.
Then they use a binary algorithm, to test the rest....
Hmmmm... can we find and algorithm ?
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