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By Arthur T. Benjamin

ISBN-10: 088385340X

ISBN-13: 9780883853405

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1$1 Altliougli we will return to this limited class of fractioiis later, in tlie iiext sectioii we enlarge our consideration to include al1 seqiieiices of reiiiainders tliat do 11ot tenninate. 0 vs. 1/37 base: 10. are iiot only relatively prime to 10, but also priine iiumbers. Tlie followiiig theorein will help to expliúii tliis differeiice. THEOHEM 3. lf ( n , a ) = 1 ancl n contains at least one prime f a c t ~ rthut cloes not diuicle b then the follozuing are equivnlejat: A. , r,, = n - a foi sonae m).

Let s be tlie srnallest such integer. Siiice rzr= n = r,y r,, it follows that = r,,$,and tlius tlie lengtli of the repeating cycle of tlie sequeiice of remaiiiders is 2s. Furtliermore, tlie cycle is coinposed of tlie . Since r i r,,, = n for eacli i, two lialves r,, r,, . . r,, tliese halves are essentially rotiitioiial griipli pairs, and tlius tlie wliole graph is rotationally syininetric by itself. -r A. Condition C ineans that our grapli is rotationally syn~iiieti-icabout (;, f), and since ru = a, ( a , n) iiiust be a poiiit oii &e grapli.

We lcnow that 7 divides 49 but not 18. Therefore, by Fact 1, we know that 7 cannot divide 18 + 49, without even doing the arithmetic. Fact 2: r and s are relatively priine when and only when there exist integers x and y for which rx + sy = 1. For example, 15x + 14y = 1 when x = 1 and y = -1. It should be noted that, in this result, x and y have to also be relatively prime, as are y and r and s and x. The proof of Fact 2 is based on the result in Number Theory stating that if r and s are any nonzero integers, then there exist x and y such that rx + sy is equal to the greatest common factor of r and s.

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