Eli Eli - 2 months ago 20
C# Question

Generate large prime number with specified last digits

Was wondering how is it possible to generate 512 bit (155 decimal digits) prime number, last five decimal digits of which are specified/fixed (eg. ***28071) ??

The principles of generating simple primes without any specifications are quite understandable, but my case goes further.

Any hints for, at least, where should I start?

Java or C# is preferable.

Thanks!

Answer

I guess the only way would be to first generate a random number of 150 decimal digits, then append the 28071 behind it by doing number = randomnumber * 100000 + 28071 then just brute force it out with something like

while (!IsPrime(number))
    number += 100000;

Of course this could take awhile to compute ;-)

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