December 26th, 2018, 12:35 PM  #1 
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how many solutions does this have for j and k (x^71)1≡ 0(mod (7^j)*(11^k)) 
December 26th, 2018, 02:39 PM  #2 
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By inspection , set $\displaystyle x=1+ 7^j 11^k $ $\displaystyle 7^j 11^k \equiv 0 \; mod (7^j 11^k)$ So you have infinite pairs (j,k) 
December 27th, 2018, 02:33 AM  #3 
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but how did you get x=1+(7^j)(11^k) from (x^71)=1+(7^j)(11^k)w? 

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