Originally Posted by

**chrisc** yah I though about just using the first 3 equations but Im not getting an answer to factor.

heres my work:

(880525 x 2057202) mod 2288233 = 2207120 I suspect that you are on the right lines, and that this last number should actually be 220712**4**. Then everything seems to work well.

so I would add this number to 648581 since 2207120^2 and 648581^2 both = 6mod2288233.

Now I find the gcd(2855701, 2288233)

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*after further investigation, 2207120^2 does NOT equal 6 mod 2288233.

Can someone help me with this?