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ERIC Number: EJ1138706
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 3
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ISSN: ISSN-0020-739X
Efficient Remainder Rule
Firozzaman, Firoz; Firoz, Fahim
International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, v48 n5 p756-762 2017
Understanding the solution of a problem may require the reader to have background knowledge on the subject. For instance, finding an integer which, when divided by a nonzero integer leaves a remainder; but when divided by another nonzero integer may leave a different remainder. To find a smallest positive integer or a set of integers following the given conditions, one may need to understand the concept of modulo arithmetic in number theory. The Chinese Remainder Theorem is a known method to solve these types of problems using modulo arithmetic. In this paper, an efficient remainder rule has been proposed based on basic mathematical concepts. These core concepts are as follows: basic remainder rules of divisions, linear equation in slope intercept form, arithmetic progression and the use of a graphing calculator. These are easily understood by students who have taken prealgebra or intermediate algebra.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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