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Hi there, I have read through the search result of the Modulus operator and could not find the answer to my question, so, I post my question here. In mathematic term: a = dq+r, where "a" is an integer and "d" is a dividend and q is a quotient, "r" is the remainder. In java, we can use "%" to get a reminder of a division. e.g m=101, n=11, 101%11=2, if we just know "m=100" and the reminder (2), how can we get "n" in java? In reality, everyone can calculte in their head and get the solution, how can I write the code in java to get the solution? e.g 101%n=2, how to solve n? Waiting for help! Thanks! Mindy

Use your example, 101%n =2 -> 101-2 = 99 will be divisble by n. In other words n will be factor of 99 (n>1). so 99%n == 0 for all n >1 should be the answer set you are looking for.

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Originally posted by Mindy Wu: Hi there, I have read through the search result of the Modulus operator and could not find the answer to my question, so, I post my question here. In mathematic term: a = dq+r, where "a" is an integer and "d" is a dividend and q is a quotient, "r" is the remainder. In java, we can use "%" to get a reminder of a division. e.g m=101, n=11, 101%11=2, if we just know "m=100" and the reminder (2), how can we get "n" in java? In reality, everyone can calculte in their head and get the solution, how can I write the code in java to get the solution? e.g 101%n=2, how to solve n? Waiting for help! Thanks! Mindy

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in your example : 101%n=2 so 101=q*n+2 we have q*n=99 so n is the factor of 99 implementation : for(int i=1;i<=99;i++) if((99/i)==0){ n=i; System.out.println("n is : "+n); } } -- Robbies ----------------------------- 1.java IDE tool : JawaBeginer 2.Java Jar tool : JavaJar http://www.pivotonic.com

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actually, my problem a little bit more complicate than this, how to solve if x%10=8, where 8 is a reminder, 10 is the dividen, x must be less than or equal to 16. Thanks! [ January 19, 2003: Message edited by: Mindy Wu ]

I am totally confused. The first time you ask 101%n = 2, how to get n? Now you ask n%10 = 8, how to get n? (n<=16) The previous posts have show how to solve question #1. For #2, n= 10 * m + 8 (m is int.) and, 0<m<=2 (based on requirement and definition) So, n=8 is the only solution.