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    mod question

    (a mod m) = (b mod m)

    Does this imply anything about a and b?
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    Quote Originally Posted by jzellt View Post
    (a mod m) = (b mod m)

    Does this imply anything about a and b?
    They are in the same equivalence class and that

    m|(a - b)
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    Quote Originally Posted by jzellt View Post
    (a mod m) = (b mod m)

    Does this imply anything about a and b?
    Yes, it means that a and b leave the same remainder when divided by m.
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