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    solving congruence equations

    I just had a generic question if im solving a 5th degree polynomial mod 11 and 12 i know i can just factor for 11 because its prime but for 12 do i check values 0-11 or 1-12? it seems like 0 would be trivial.
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    The numbers (aka classes) mod 12 are 0-11. So yes you can use 0, and yes, it is often trivial.
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