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Homework Help: What does this mean?

  1. Jun 29, 2012 #1
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    This is no homework question, i could not understand a statement from the book Complex Numbers from A to ...Z because i don't know the meaning of the symbol used.
    Here is a screenshot:
    The problem is what does "n|q" mean?

    Any help is appreciated! :smile:
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  3. Jun 29, 2012 #2


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    n | q means "n divides q" or "q is divisible by n". In other words, there is an integer p such that q = np.
  4. Jun 29, 2012 #3
    Thanks eumyang! :smile:
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