|MadSci Network: Computer Science|
E.g. cryptography needs large numbers (with some hundred digits) which are multiplied, moduli are used on them etc. How does that work on a computer which can only work with numbers up to 16 digits or so? => How do I get the correct result - down to the least significant digit - of e.g. [(10^20)-1]? The computer will return 1e20 where the correct result would rather be 9'999'999'999'999'999'999... Thanks for answering and a big HI! from Switzerland
Re: How does one calculate large numbers on a computer?
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