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Hi everyone, I have a problem in the following modular arithmetic operation

1/2*(x-4)(x-5) = 4(x-4)(x-5) (mod 7) ("=" means congruent in this expression)

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3. The attempt at a solution

I am completely lost on how the operation is valid. If the coefficient is an integer between 0 to 6 then I can easily find its inverse using euclid extended algorithm but the problem here is that the coefficient is 1/2, a rational number. Any help on this problem will be greatly appreciated!

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# Homework Help: Modular arithmetic

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