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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- Mar 29th 2011, 04:35 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. - Mar 29th 2011, 04:49 PMtonio
- Apr 9th 2011, 12:48 AMabhishekkgp