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There are many problems throughout the text labeled IN YOUR OWN WORDS. Just relax; do not be afraid to give your opinion. For the most part, these questions do not have “right” or “wrong” answers. You should spend about five minutes in answering each of these questions.
The real numbers a and b are congruent modulo m, is a and b differ by a multiple of m.
Carry out the arithmetic using a 12-hour clock. See Examples 1 and 2.
Use the definition of congruence. See Example 3.
Carry out the given operations and then use the definition of congruence to find the simplified result. See Examples 1-3.
See Examples 5 and 6. If you are working in mod 7 (as in Problem 23a), try each possible value, namely x = 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6. If you are working in mod 5 (as in Problem 23b), try each possible value, namely x = 0, 1, 2, 3, and 4.
See Examples 5 and 6, and set up a modulo 7 system.
See Examples 5 and 6, and set up a modulo 24 system.
See Examples 5 and 6, and set up a modulo 10 system.
See Examples 5 and 6, and set up a modulo 12 system.
See Example 8. The answer for each of these is long. Note that there are 11 properties which need to be checked and verified.
See Examples 7 and 8.
Follow the problem directions to make an interesting design. Be creative in coloring the regions to create a potential work of art.