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    Solving equations in Z(29)

    I just had a basic question if your given an equation = 0 in Z29 you can just factor and solve because 29 in prime right? if 29 isnt prime then you would have to check all solutions?
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    Yep. A polynomial f with coefficients in \mathbb{Z}/p\mathbb{Z} has at most deg(f) zero's in \mathbb{Z}/p\mathbb{Z}
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