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What is the sum of the smallest and second-smallest positive integers a satisfying the congruence 27a = 17 (mod 42)?

 Jun 28, 2021
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 27a = 17 (mod 42)

I don't believe that this is actually possible. 

Since both 27 and 42 are multiples of 3, 27a also has to be a multiple of 3. 

However, 17 is not a multiple of 3. 

 

=^._.^=

 Jun 28, 2021
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good spotting Catmg    cool

Melody  Jun 29, 2021

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