in reply to OT: Finding Factor Closest To Square Root

Doesn't use

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`Math::Big::Factor`, isn't particularly dynamic, doesn't have exponential complexity, and could be much faster in C. With all those caveats, here you go...#!/usr/bin/perl -w use strict; print sqrt_factor(shift), "\n"; sub sqrt_factor { my $n = shift; my $root = int(sqrt($n)); for (my $i=$root; $i>1; $i--) { if( ($n % $i) == 0 ) { my $factor2 = int($n / $i); return (($root - $i)<($factor2 - $root)) ? $i : $factor2 } } return 1; }

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