By Titu Andreescu

This tough challenge e-book by means of well known US Olympiad coaches, arithmetic academics, and researchers develops a large number of problem-solving talents had to excel in mathematical contests and in mathematical examine in quantity idea. supplying notion and highbrow pride, the issues during the publication inspire scholars to specific their principles in writing to provide an explanation for how they conceive difficulties, what conjectures they make, and what conclusions they succeed in. making use of particular concepts and techniques, readers will collect an effective realizing of the basic recommendations and concepts of quantity thought.

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1). Because m is odd, gcd(m, m − 2) = 1 and the conclusion follows. For a given positive integer m, let {a1 , a2 , . . , aϕ(m) } be a reduced complete set of residue classes modulo m. By the existence and uniqueness of inverses, it is not difﬁcult to see that the set of their inverses, denoted by −1 {a1−1 , a2−1 , . . , a1 a2 aϕ(m) is also a reduced complete set of residue classes modulo m. One might attempt to generalize Wilson’s theorem by pairing residue classes that are inverses of each other.

But n = a0 + a1 b + · · · + ak bk ≤ (b − 1)(1 + b + · · · + bk ) = bk+1 − 1 < bk+1 , a contradiction. If h = k, then a 0 + a 1 b + · · · + a k b k = c0 + c 1 b + · · · + c k b k , and so b | (a0 − c0 ). On the other hand, |a0 − c0 | < b; hence a0 = c0 , Therefore a1 + a2 b + · · · + ak bk−1 = c1 + c2 b + · · · + ck bk−1 . By repeating the above procedure, it follows that a1 = c1 , a2 = c2 , . . , and a k = ck . Relation (∗) is called the base-b representation of n and is denoted by n = ak ak−1 .

Proof: By B´ezout’s identity, there are nonnegative integers u and v such that gcd(x, y) = ux − vy. By the given conditions, we have a ux ≡ bux (mod m) and bvy ≡ a vy (mod m), 24 104 Number Theory Problems implying that a ux bvy ≡ a vy bux (mod m). 21, we have a gcd(x,y) ≡ a ux−vy ≡ bux−vy ≡ bgcd(x,y) (mod m). 18 (a), (b), and (c), we conclude that for any given positive integer m, we can classify integers into a unique class according to their remainder on division by m. Clearly, there are m such classes.