Oh, you guys are just NUTS!!
Karsten, I about fell over laughing at your last suggestion. Converting residuals to decimal and finding primes. Now THAT is funny!!
I'm quite impressed by Max's first one here but I'm sorry, I can't get too impressed with only 5 repeating digits in a residual. You'll have to make it 6 or more repeating digits...7 would be better.
Sorry...no time to sift through my 100's of thousands or millions of residuals right now. I may do so at some point.
BTW, we don't collect residuals on any tests for n<25K on base 3. That would be stupid! lol The primes themselves are huge enough.
Here's a question for the highermath types: Can you reverse engineer a residual? That is: I'll post a residual and people can tell me what test(s) it applies to. I assume that it could apply to an infinite # of tests but the percentage of total tests would be very small. I'm sure if you kept the kvalue, base, and nvalue relatively small when doing the reverse engineering that it would only apply to just a few possible tests.
That would be an interesting question to pose in some sort of "puzzles" forum.
Gary
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