(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); 1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

Let p be a prime number.

Prove:

(a+b)^p modp = [(a^p modp) + (b^p modp)]modp

2. Relevant equations

modular arithmetic.

3. The attempt at a solution

I honestly haven't the slightest clue.

Would induction be my best bet here?

If so, when I suppose the statement is true for (k+1), n isn't always prime anymore.

I used to be a biochem major and just switched into algebra, so I'm sorry if I seem retarded, I'm just very behind! Help please!

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# Homework Help: Modular Arithmetic Proof with exponents

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