I think we should stop chatting because it is abother persons thread, and also, we have already reached that magical point where I have no idea what you are talking about.
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Yes Bobbym answer Given is
would you like to explain it to me. Thanks
I know of nothing better than computing the divisors and then checking mod 4 for each one.
I have been researching the problem for something else but have not found anything.
Just finished reading 8 books on number theory, found 3 new was to compute the Jacobi symbol but did not find a shortcut for yours.
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In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
I agree with you regarding the satisfaction and importance of actually computing some numbers. I can't tell you how often I see time and money wasted because someone didn't bother to run the numbers.