A question about a small step in the proof of RSA encryption

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From the paper https://people.csail.mit.edu/rivest/Rsapaper.pdf
Can someone explain the green highlight to me please? Sorry that I can't type much because this is the final week. Thanks.

Gaussian97
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It should be evident from equation 5

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From ##(5)## we have
\begin{align*}
ed\equiv 1 \mod \phi(n) &\Longleftrightarrow \phi(n)\,|\,(ed-1) \\
&\Longleftrightarrow \phi(n)\cdot k = ed-1 \text{ for some } k \in \mathbb{Z}\\
&\Longleftrightarrow \phi(n)\cdot k +1 = ed \text{ for some } k \in \mathbb{Z}\\
&\Longrightarrow M^{\phi(n)\cdot k +1} =M^{ed}
\end{align*}

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