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Homework Help: Factoring a number

  1. Jan 6, 2008 #1
    [SOLVED] factoring a number

    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    Is there a trick to factoring numbers of the form 1000...0001?
    For example, how would you get 10001=73*137 without a calculator?

    2. Relevant equations

    3. The attempt at a solution
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  3. Jan 6, 2008 #2


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    seems so:

    http://home.earthlink.net/~usondermann/binary.html [Broken]
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