In encryption systems, very large prime numbers (200 digits long or more) are used to generate other prime numbers. When trying to decode encrypted data it is necessary to find the two original prime numbers.
I use factoring to generate my private encryption key.
by Daws April 26, 2004
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a delay that causes ruining of plans.
Harrison was factoring it on the way to the theater so we missed the previews.
by Chris George April 29, 2005