Tuesday, July 10, 2007

65951 is a Prime Number

So I was looking for some fun last night and decided to factorize my phone number (w/o area code) into prime numbers. I thought this would be easy, but sure enough there is a 5 digit prime number that divides evenly into my phone number. To verify primeness I had to figure out all the primes up to the square root of 65951 (approx 256) and then do the math. It took me a couple hours, and had I known it was prime in the first place I would have been more meticulous in generating my list for future reference. I was working under the assumption that it was not prime. Anyways, for those of you who know my number the other two prime factors should be easy to find.


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