Share
Explore BrainMass

Quadratic Residues

Please see the attached file for the fully formatted problems.

Fix a positive integer a We say that a is a quadratic residue modulo n if there exists x such that a = x^2 mod n.
(a) Let n be an odd prime and a be a non-zero quadratic residue modulo n. Show that there are exactly two values in{O.1....,n?1} satisfying x^2=amodn.
(b) Show that if a is an odd prime, there are exactly (n + 1)/2 quadratic residues in {0, 1...., n ? 1).
(c) Give an example of positive integers a, n such that....

Attachments

Solution Summary

Quadratic residues are investigated. The solution is detailed and well presented. The response received a rating of "5" from the student who posted the question.

$2.19