I'm a first year student who's just begun Discrete Mathematics and I have a question for someone in the know. Given the random numbers series generated by using : x(0)=3387, x(i+1) = (3387.x(i))mod65536, why can it only generate 25% of the possible 2^16 numbers ?
I realise they can only be odd, but that's only 50%. What's the story ? Please respond by e-mail because I'm not able to read the newsgroups too frequently.