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Old 2004-07-18, 14:14   #3
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Originally Posted by Carlo Monari
I noticed that the credits for trial factoring are not homogeneus with the ones for P-1 factoring; it looks like trial factoring credits maybe fifty times more than P-1 factoring. Is that correct, and if yes, why?
Nothing is really homogeneus with anything else. P-1 always gives 0.001 credit I believe, and TF gives about a tenth of the credit you would get from an LL test. This is to motivate people to do LL tests and because TF and P-1 aren't as useful; they can prove an exponent is composite, but not that it is prime.
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