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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 . m1 m2 mr ; mr C1 / D 1 (if p j m1 m2 mr and p j mr C1 then p is a common factor of two of the moduli) this linear congruence has exactly one solution.

Master” — 2010/12/8 — 17:38 — page 45 — #55 ✐ ✐ 14. mod p/ has at most n solutions. x/ D 0, but congruences are different from equalities. If the modulus is composite, quadratic polynomials can have more than two zeros. mod 6/ has four solutions, 0, 2, 3, and 5. mod p/. We will use mathematical induction. a1 ; p/ D 1. Suppose that the lemma is true for polynomials of degree n 1. mod p/ has a solution or not. If not, then the lemma is true because the congruence has 0 solutions, which is less than n.

Mod m/ if and only if n is a multiple of t. mod m/. mod m/, we know that n t so we can divide n by t to get n D tq C r with 0 Ä r < t. mod m/. Thus r D 0 and n D tq is a multiple of the order t. m/ is a multiple of t. ap or q D 2kp C 1 for some integer k. mod q/. mod q/ is a divisor of p. 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.