I don't quite understand this concept, or how to write it down algebraically (not sure what the triple equals thing means).
So let's say I want to find the multiplicative inverse of
. Am I right in thinking that I am looking for a number that when multiplied by 3, and then divided by 11, I will get remainder 1. The reason I struggle writing this down is because the quotient is irrelevant.
Anyway, to work this out in my head, I would use trial and error:
because 12/11 is 1 remainder 1
So the answer is 4.
Presuming what I have done so far is right, I don't understand why Wikipedia says 15 is also an answer? 15*4 = 60, and 60/11 is 5 r5, NOT r1.