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Math Help - modular table help!!!

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    modular table help!!!

    how do you find out which modular multiplication tables have 0's in them?
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    I assume you mean other than 0(a) which is always 0.

    A product is congruent to 0 (mod n) if and only if the product is equal to n or a multiple of n. Looking only at numbers less than n, that means the product must be equal to n. Except for products with 0, that can only occur when the two numbers are factors of n which means that n must not be a prime number.
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