What these equations mean is that the difference between the two sides must be a multiple of 5. I could tell that the first one was wrong because the difference between 2 and 3 is 1, which is not a multiple of 5. But if the equation said 2 ≡ -3 mod 5 then it would be correct, because the difference between 2 and -3 is 5.
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Again my teacher is claiming I am wrong. These two problems are the death of me. My teacher claims they make no sense and they are wrong...I am beginning to think that she is wrong? Someone help me please! And thanks
-11 ≡ 4 mod 5 and 19 ≡ -1 mod 5 2 ≡ -3 mod 5 and -4 ≡ 1 mod 5
-11 * 19 ≡ 4 * -1 mod 5 2 * -4 ≡ -3 * 1 mod 5
-209 ≡ -4 mod 5 -8 ≡ -3 mod 5
Perhaps, you and the instructor are simply experiencing a failure in communication.
Maybe she has a different form in mind. Maybe she wants the answer written in a particular way.
Or maybe she is just wrong.
Below, I have listed the five equivalence classes modulo 5.
You can check your answers. Are they together in the same class?
I hope this is helpful.
They are in the same class...1st problem
-11 ≡ 4 mod 5 and 19 ≡ -1 mod 5
-11 * 19 ≡ 4 * -1 mod 5
-209 ≡ -4 mod 5
-209 and -4 are in the class 1.
all the directions stated was to multilpy the congruences
so this is right correct?? what would be another way to right this??