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So, number theory homework consists of questions like:
1) is 107 a prime number?
2) make a sieve to find all primes less than 200
3) what is the smallest prime of the form (5n+4)
4) is 1716 divisible by 22
5) what are the factors of 12
Welcome to college math .... :/
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So, number theory homework consists of questions like: 1) is 107 a prime number? 2) make a sieve to find all primes less than 200 3) what is the smallest prime of the form (5n+4) 4) is 1716 divisible by 22 5) what are the factors of 12 Welcome to college math .... :/
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TraxterBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.3
What one do you need help with? Sieve of Erastosthenes should be enough for the first 2.
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amistre64Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
i need help with the sheer boredom of it all :) ive already finished them, i just found them to be soooo boring.
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TraxterBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.3
Boring as in not challenging enough I hope you mean?
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TraxterBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.3
I'm guessing you've just started this at college, in which case the lecturers will have to cover the basics to get everyone to the same level before they proceed with the more advanced stuff.
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TraxterBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.3
Have you heard of Euler's totient function?
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amistre64Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
ive heard of euler, cant say i know what a totient is tho
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TraxterBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.3
Ok, you will no doubt learn about it this year so you might find it interesting to read about.
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amistre64Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
the wolf says its a relatviely prime function sounds similar to the \(\pi\)(n) to me
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amistre64Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
is 1 relativeley prime to 24?
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TraxterBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.3
If integers n and k are relatively prime then gcd(n, k)=1 is the technical definition.
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amistre64Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
i asked the teacher if when doing proofs on teh test, if we can make a not on the side margin saying that its fairly simple enough but that there is not enough room :)
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TraxterBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.3
I don't think the Fermat argument will suffice in an exam unfortunately :P
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amistre64Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
i think a classmate of mine did a paper in which he mentioned the totient function, if i recall correctly it has a relationship with a fibonnacci sequnce
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TraxterBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.3
I'm not sure how it could have a relationship with the fibonacci sequence, I'd be interested to see if it did though.
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amistre64Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
ill see him later today, if hes in class, and ask him to refresh me memory :)
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TraxterBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.3
I have some very interesting problems we received as assignments in my first year number theory course, I could have a look for them if you are interested?
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EncyclopediaKidBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
1.107 is an prime number 5. factors of 12; 1,2,3,4,6, and 12
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