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Integers Modulo

  1. Mar 5, 2004 #1
    What does x=pmodn mean where x,p,are integers and n is a natural number?
     
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  4. Mar 6, 2004 #3

    HallsofIvy

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    Cookiemonster's statement is true as long as you assume that p< n, which is the most common use. More generally, "x= p, mod n" (actually "x congruent to p mod n" with the congruence sign having 3 lines instead of only two like "="), means that x-p is exactly divisible by n.
     
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