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Re: silly behavior of factor(6)
On Sat, May 15, 2010 at 03:58:32PM -0400, Christopher Berardi wrote:
> > Specifically, I see four criteria:
> > 1. The numbers printed, when multiplied together, should equal the
> > input number.
> > 2. The numbers printed should be uniquely determined.
> > 3. The numbers printed should be prime except for special cases.
> > 4. The numbers printed should be prime in the strictest sense.
> Perhaps I missed something in your analysis, but it seems like
> criterion 3 and 4 are somewhat mutually exclusive. For how can
> criterion 3 allow special cases if those special cases would then
> violate criterion 4?
Criterion 4 can be read as "there are no special cases"?
David A. Holland
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