Theorem. If is a prime and , then the congruence has solutions or no solution according as

or not.

Can someone explain what this means linguistically? I don't understand what "according as [...] or not" means.

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- March 29th 2011, 05:35 PMpaupsersHelp understanding what this theorem means
Theorem. If is a prime and , then the congruence has solutions or no solution according as

or not.

Can someone explain what this means linguistically? I don't understand what "according as [...] or not" means. - March 29th 2011, 05:49 PMtonio
- April 9th 2011, 01:48 AMabhishekkgp