/* We need standard IO */
**#include** <stdio.h>
/* factor a number by Han's method. */
/* Generating relation is N = pq = ss+r = (q-2x)q = qq-2xq */
/* DN wrt x = -2q */
/* DN wrt q = 2(q-x)+1 */
main () {
long n, p, q, x, t;
printf ("Factor a positive odd number by Han's method\n");
printf ("N = \n"); scanf ("%ld", &n);
printf ("Factoring %ld\n", n);
if (n<1) { printf ("N must be greater than zero\n"); return 1;}
if (n%2==0) { printf ("N must be odd\n"); return 1;}
q=0; x=0; t = (q-2*x)*q - n;
while (t!=0) if (t<0) { t += 2*(q-x)+1; q++;}
else { t -= 2*q; x++;}
p = q-2*x;
printf ("%ld*%ld=%ld\n",p,q,n);
}

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