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 Post subject: arithmetic problemPosted: Sat, 28 Jan 2012 05:27:21 UTC

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prove that if is a prime number, then n is a power of 3

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 Post subject: Re: arithmetic problemPosted: Sat, 28 Jan 2012 08:21:09 UTC
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 Post subject: Re: arithmetic problemPosted: Sat, 28 Jan 2012 08:38:06 UTC
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selfluminous wrote:
prove that if is a prime number, then n is a power of 3

Hint:

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 Post subject: Re: arithmetic problemPosted: Sat, 28 Jan 2012 10:26:12 UTC

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selfluminous wrote:
prove that if is a prime number, then n is a power of 3

Hint:

oh damn it i got to that point before, but didn't found the solution. Now that you suggest it, i will try again

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 Post subject: Re: arithmetic problemPosted: Sat, 28 Jan 2012 16:00:53 UTC

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selfluminous wrote:
selfluminous wrote:
prove that if is a prime number, then n is a power of 3

Hint:

oh damn it i got to that point before, but didn't found the solution. Now that you suggest it, i will try again

doesnt work

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 Post subject: Re: arithmetic problemPosted: Sat, 28 Jan 2012 16:26:02 UTC
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selfluminous wrote:
selfluminous wrote:
selfluminous wrote:
prove that if is a prime number, then n is a power of 3

Hint:

oh damn it i got to that point before, but didn't found the solution. Now that you suggest it, i will try again

doesnt work

What doesn't work? It works exactly as intended.

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 Post subject: Re: arithmetic problemPosted: Sat, 28 Jan 2012 18:06:15 UTC
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selfluminous wrote:
selfluminous wrote:
selfluminous wrote:
prove that if is a prime number, then n is a power of 3

Hint:

oh damn it i got to that point before, but didn't found the solution. Now that you suggest it, i will try again

doesnt work

I'm pretty sure it works.

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 Post subject: Re: arithmetic problemPosted: Sat, 28 Jan 2012 18:09:31 UTC

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sorry i mean from
i got
hmm i have tried some values of n seems to be divisible by 7 when n is not divisible by 3
how to connect those clues -_-

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 Post subject: Re: arithmetic problemPosted: Sat, 28 Jan 2012 18:22:19 UTC
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selfluminous wrote:
sorry i mean from
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hmm i have tried some values of n seems to be divisible by 7 when n is not divisible by 3
how to connect those clues -_-

Try treating this as a question about polynomials instead of numbers, when does

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 Post subject: Re: arithmetic problemPosted: Sat, 28 Jan 2012 18:45:36 UTC

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when m|n

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 Post subject: Re: arithmetic problemPosted: Sun, 29 Jan 2012 18:57:10 UTC
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when m|n

Perfect.

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