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modulo solving lacking domain?

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  • Subject: [mg126840] modulo solving lacking domain?
  • From: Richard Fateman <fateman at cs.berkeley.edu>
  • Date: Tue, 12 Jun 2012 02:59:17 -0400 (EDT)
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Solve[12*n==8,n,Modulus->20]

returns
{{n->4+5*C[1]}}

It omits C[1] element of Integers.
I doubt that this is a feature; is it a bug?

C[1] is not necessarily a member of the finite field of
integers modulo 20.  It is obvious not an arbitrary Real.



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