in reply to
OT: Finding Factor Closest To Square Root

Doesn't use `Math::Big::Factor`, isn't particularly dynamic, doesn't have exponential complexity, and could be much faster in C. With all those caveats, here you go...

`#!/usr/bin/perl -w
use strict;
print sqrt_factor(shift), "\n";
sub sqrt_factor
{
my $n = shift;
my $root = int(sqrt($n));
for (my $i=$root; $i>1; $i--)
{
if( ($n % $i) == 0 )
{
my $factor2 = int($n / $i);
return (($root - $i)<($factor2 - $root)) ? $i : $factor2
}
}
return 1;
}
`

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