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Your solution reminds me of me of a article currently referenced from the Joel on Software homepage, which talks about the the do-magic-here step.
I don't necessarily think of it as magic; I didn't know what the supplicant would consider a "close" number nor did I know which prime number finding algorithm he might find acceptable.
It's not really a joke answer. It's how I would divide the problem if I were doing it.
I make decisions, and my brain carries them out
My brain makes the decisions, and I observe them (if I'm lucky)
I make some decisions, and my brain makes others
My spouse makes decisions and I and my brain carry them out
I wrote a program to relieve me and my brain from the burden of decision-making
The black-helicopter people project the decisions into my brain and then I do as ordered
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