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Mod 5/. mod 5/, or r D 2 C 5s for some s. 2 C 5s/ D 7 C 15s satisfies the first two congruences. mod 7/. mod 7/, or s D 3 C 7t. mod 105/ is the solution. This can be continued for any number of congruences, an idea that is made formal in the 21 ✐ ✐ ✐ ✐ ✐ ✐ “master” — 2010/12/8 — 17:38 — page 22 — #32 ✐ ✐ 22 A Guide to Elementary Number Theory Proof We use mathematical induction. The theorem is true when k D 1. Suppose that it true for k D r . mod mi /, i D 1; 2; : : : ; r has a unique solution, call it S , modulo m1 m2 mr .

That is, the order of a is 1 or p. a 1/. q 1/. That is, q 1 D rp for some integer r . Since the left-hand side is even, r must be even, r D 2k, and q D 2kp C 1. As a corollary, we have that any divisor of 2p 1 has the form 2kp C 1. mod t/. mod m/. We can suppose that r s (if not, interchange their names). mod m/ and we know from the first theorem that r s is a multiple of t. mod t/. mod t/. mod 4/. m/, then a is a primitive root of m. 9/ D 6 powers of 2 are 2, 4, 8, 7, 5, 1 (mod 9). The residues are just those that are relatively prime to 9.

13/ D 12 but 1=13 D :076923. There is no general rule known for predicting period lengths. What we have done for decimals could be done for integers represented in any base. For example, in the duodecimal (base 12) system, fractions have duodecimal expansions that terminate if and only if their denominators have the form 2a 3b and the length of the period of the non-terminating duodecimal expansion of 1=n is the order or 12 (mod n). mod m/. mod pi i /, i D 1; 2; : : : ; k, and if we can solve those then the Chinese Remainder Theorem gives us a solution (mod m).