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When you divide 132 by 257, what's the remainder? 132!

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- Apr 27th 2009, 04:41 PM #1

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## Mod question??

When i am doing a mod question I do it like this:

Q: Find 144 mod 7?

A: 144 = 20 * 7 + 4

so

144 mod 7 = 4

But I cannot figure out 132 mod 257.

Q: Find 132 mod 257?

A: 132 = -1 * 257 + 389

so

132 mod 257 = 389 (This is what I am getting but it is wrong)

The answer is 132. Can anybody help me on what I am doing wrong on this particular problem?

- Apr 27th 2009, 04:59 PM #2

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- Apr 27th 2009, 05:04 PM #4

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