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Old 2010-01-02, 21:00   #11
mdettweiler
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Hmm...I wonder if "saved factors" means factors which were submitted but didn't match up to any larger composite number in the DB? That is, the DB is hanging on to them in case the larger composite is ever added to the DB, e.g. by searching for it.

Of course, that doesn't quite line up with what we're seeing...it seems to be holding the factors as "saved" despite the fact that the larger composite is clearly in the DB. Perhaps this is because the cofactor hasn't been proven composite, as 10metreh suggested? That would make sense.

BTW, anyone know how long it would take to do a PRP test on one of those composites? Maybe we could start a little mini-effort to clean them up.
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