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Old 2013-11-15, 16:11   #11
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Even one my my lessor minions can do this longhand
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I'd be impressed if a "lesser minion" could do that longhand without making a mistake. Shoot, I'd be impressed if a mathematician could do that longhand without making a mistake (for that matter, just how did mathematicians, like Lucas with M127, do enormous calculations way-back-when?). It's far easier to trust a computer.
Since you're already working from the prior knowledge that the factor exists, why not take both factors and multiply them together? That'd be a much less difficult feat.

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