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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
- Registered: 2011-05-23
- Posts: 15,673

Hi bobbym

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.

Here lies the reader who will never open this book. He is forever dead.

Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most. ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment

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**jacks****Member**- Registered: 2012-11-21
- Posts: 80

Yes Bobbym answer Given is

would you like to explain it to me. Thanks

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
- Registered: 2009-04-12
- Posts: 90,885

Hi;

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.

*Last edited by bobbym (2013-02-27 12:01:44)*

**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.**

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