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             Prime Number Factorization with Small Basic

 

In this article, Emiliano takes you through a simple method to factorize a number into its prime factors. It uses Small Basic, which can be downloaded at http://smallbasic.com/. Once installed, you'll be ready to go.

 

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Calculate primality

We've seen above that to check if a number is prime, we need to test its divisors up to the square root of the number itself. We must test each of those divisors, checking if the division give back no remainders. That can be done as follows:

' -- Test for primality of current divisor
isPrime = 1
For i = 2 To Math.SquareRoot(divisor)
  If Math.Remainder(divisor, i) = 0 Then
    isPrime = 0
    Goto EndPrime
  EndIf
EndFor
EndPrime:

 

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The source code from this article is available for testing and download at: http://smallbasic.com/program/?LLS908          

 

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             Prime Number Factorization with Small Basic

 

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Small and Basically yours,

   - Ninja Ed

 

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