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Politically Correct Moduli (Posted on 2005-09-03) Difficulty: 4 of 5
The quadratic equation x^2-3x+2=0 has the "correct" number of solutions modulo 5 and 7. However, modulo 6 the equation has four solutions; namely, 1, 2, 4, and 5. For what positive integers n does the equation x^2-3x+2=0 have exactly two incongruent solutions modulo n?

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re(7): ProofMcWorter2005-09-04 05:39:40
re(6): ProofRichard2005-09-04 04:38:50
re(5): ProofMcWorter2005-09-04 03:51:18
re(4): ProofRichard2005-09-04 01:04:08
re(3): ProofMcWorter2005-09-03 23:38:59
re(2): ProofRichard2005-09-03 23:09:09
re: ProofMcWorter2005-09-03 21:20:24
SolutionProofTristan2005-09-03 20:55:03
Solutionbases that work; and those that don'tCharlie2005-09-03 18:22:16
re: I think the answer is...Richard2005-09-03 17:52:56
Some ThoughtsI think the answer is...Tan Kiat Chuan2005-09-03 16:39:15
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