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In the last release of *Qlasskit*, I introduced a new feature able to export a `qlassf`

function to a binary quadratic model (as bqm, qubo or ising model).
This feature introduces *qlasskit* to the realm of quantum annealer like the ones manufactered by DWave; in this blog post, we’ll explore this
new feature, using Qlasskit and the DWave quantum annealer for prime factorization.

Instead of employing the traditional *Shor algorithm* utilized in circuit-base quantum computers, we opt to frame our problem as a minimization problem
and we exploit the *adiabatic quantum computing* for searching a solution.

We begin defining a Qlasskit function called `test_factor_generic`

which takes the number `num`

to be factorized along with its two factors `a`

and `b`

as inputs.
It returns 0 if `a`

multiplied by `b`

equals `num`

.

```
from qlasskit import qlassf, Qint4, Qint3, Parameter
@qlassf
def test_factor_generic(num: Parameter[Qint4], a: Qint3, b: Qint3) -> Qint4:
return num - (a * b)
```

Next, we bind the `num`

parameter to the number 15 and convert the Qlasskit function to a binary quadratic model (BQM) using the `to_bqm`

function.

```
test_factor = test_factor_generic.bind(num=15)
bqm = test_factor.to_bqm()
```

This BQM represents the optimization problem of finding the factors of 15.

With our problem encoded into a BQM, we’re now poised to execute it on a real quantum annealer. Here’s how:

```
from dwave.system import DWaveSampler, EmbeddingComposite
from qlasskit.bqm import decode_samples
sampler = EmbeddingComposite(DWaveSampler())
sampleset = sampler.sample(bqm, num_reads=10)
decoded_samples = decode_samples(test_factor, sampleset)
best_sample = min(decoded_samples, key=lambda x: x.energy)
print(best_sample.sample)
```

This code snippet runs the BQM on a **DWave** quantum annealer and prints the best solution found, which, as expected, yields `{'a': 3, 'b': 5}`

, since 5 times 3 equals 15.

If you don’t have access to a DWave account, you can still run smaller problems like this one using a simulated annealing sampler as follows:

```
import neal
sa = neal.SimulatedAnnealingSampler()
sampleset = sa.sample(bqm, num_reads=10)
decoded_samples = decode_samples(test_factor, sampleset)
best_sample = min(decoded_samples, key=lambda x: x.energy)
print(best_sample.sample)
```

In this post, we’ve demonstrated how to leverage Qlasskit and the DWave quantum annealer to factorize a number. Although this example is relatively straightforward, it underscores the potential of the qlasskit library in describing optimization problems using high-level abstractions.

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