A Far Nicer Arithmetic

  • Peter Hilton
  • Derek Holton
  • Jean Pedersen
Part of the Undergraduate Texts in Mathematics book series (UTM)


Suppose you have to do an addition, say 357 + 586. How much do you need to know in order to know the last digit of the answer? Would the last digit of each summand be enough? Suppose, instead, that it’s a subtraction problem? A multiplication problem? A division problem?


Residue Class Quadratic Residue Division Problem Subtraction Problem Special Modulus 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1997

Authors and Affiliations

  • Peter Hilton
    • 1
  • Derek Holton
    • 2
  • Jean Pedersen
    • 3
  1. 1.Mathematical Sciences DepartmentSUNY at BinghamtonBinghamtonUSA
  2. 2.Department of Mathematics and StatisticsUniversity of OtagoDunedinNew Zealand
  3. 3.Department of MathematicsSanta Clara UniversitySanta ClaraUSA

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