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## #1 2012-10-25 22:29:20

Leroy
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### Modulo

How do i solve these
5 mod 2+2i
4+5i mod 3
3+i mod 1+i
i mod 3
56 mod 5i

## #2 2012-10-25 22:46:56

bobbym
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### Re: Modulo

Hi Leroy;

For 5 mod 2+2i;

For 4+5i mod 3;

So the answer is 1 - i.

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## #3 2012-10-25 23:36:06

Leroy
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### Re: Modulo

I didn't really understood the first method and it seems to me the second one could be (4+5i)-3(1+i)=1+2i

## #4 2012-10-25 23:40:30

bobbym
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From: Bumpkinland
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### Re: Modulo

Hi;

That is not the correct expression. Mathematica confirms what I did in post #3.

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.
Always satisfy the Prime Directive of getting the right answer above all else.

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## #5 2012-10-25 23:45:01

Ronald
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### Re: Modulo

Ok,but could you explain the method to me?

## #6 2012-10-25 23:59:32

bobbym
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### Re: Modulo

Hi;

I am just plugging into a formula:

For a mod n

I have been interpreting the int as the greatest integer.

I would say to be careful with the work done above. I can find no standardization for that formula for complex numbers. As a matter of fact some say floor or int are not defined for complex numbers. Others define them differently than Mathematica does.

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.
Always satisfy the Prime Directive of getting the right answer above all else.

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## #7 2012-10-26 03:59:18

zetafunc.
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### Re: Modulo

Interesting, I never thought about modular arithmetic with complex numbers.

## #8 2012-10-26 04:25:31

Leroy
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### Re: Modulo

I think,as complex number is also a number,so it should have all properties of normal number-mod,factorial,floor,ceil,ratio,integer part,...

## #9 2012-10-26 04:39:50

bobbym
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### Re: Modulo

Not necessarily, there are differences. For one thing the mod function is different.

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.
Always satisfy the Prime Directive of getting the right answer above all else.

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