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Chinese Remainder Theorem

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Author:Interactive Mathematics Miscellany and Puzzles, Alexander Bogomolny
Description: An explanation and proof, using modular arithmetic, of the Chinese Remainder Theorem, which concerns problems of the following type: There are certain things whose number is unknown. Repeatedly divided by 3, the remainder is 2; by 5 the remainder is 3; and by 7 the remainder is 2. What will be the number?

Levels: High School (9-12), College
Languages: English
Resource Types: Articles
Math Topics: Basic Algebra, Basic Operations, History and Biography, Number Theory

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