Jul 19, 2011, 2:59 PM
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factor out perfect square
I am looking for a technique where I can factor out a perfect square. For example, starting with sqrt(75), I want a result of 5*sqrt(3). The routine doesn't have to deal with the square roots signs. I can deal with those.
I just need the routine, after being fed the number 75, to return 25 and 3.
Another example: Feed the routine 72, it returns 36 and 2.
Another example: Feed the routine 486, it returns 81 and 6.