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sieve of Eratosthenes

• a method created by the Greek mathematician Eratosthenes
as a way of identifying prime numbers in a set.
• keep the prime numbers but remove their multiples, starting with 2 ...
until you get to the square root of the largest number in the set.

sieve of Eratosthenes

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