Integer math question

Samuel Walters swalters_usenet at yahoo.com
Mon Jan 5 18:55:33 CET 2004


|Thus Spake Sean Ross On the now historical date of Sat, 03 Jan 2004
16:31:17 -0500|
> I think you're supposed to do something like this a = bq + r,      0<= r <
> |b|
It is, indeed, 0 <= r < abs(b)

"If a and b are integers such that b != 0, then there exist unique
integers r and q such that a = q*b + r and 0 <= r < abs(b)"

For non-mathematical spectators, the divmod() function is defined so that
q, r = divmod(a, b) by the definition above.

Sam Walters

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