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Old 2022-06-26, 13:29   #6
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Originally Posted by piforbreakfast View Post
I've wondered for some time, what is the purpose in factoring numbers that have been found to be non-prime but which have not been fully factored?
We get a shot at fully factoring them. They have some mathematical uses (or so I've been told), but is also a fun challenge. See https://www.mersenne.ca/prp.php for the current list of fully factored Mersenne numbers.

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