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7. thirteen) seeing that there are r switches, we finish from (7. thirteen) that n yet n +1 +1 ≡ (−1)r 2 n1 mod b. (7. 14) = n1 = c1 , and c1 is coprime to b. therefore (7. 14) signifies that 2 ≡ (−1)r mod b, that's (7. 11). to teach that's the quasi-order of two mod b, we needs to express that, for each confident m < , the congruence 2m ≡ ±1 mod b (7. 15) is fake. Now (7. 15) implies, within the mild of (7. 13), that nm+1 ≡ ±c1 mod b, with m + 1 < + 1. We first convey that nm+1 ≡ c1 mod b is most unlikely. Now, as we now have remarked, it follows from the definition of the ϕ-function that each one the numbers nj within the series (7. 12) fulfill nj < b2 . hence nm+1 ≡ c1 mod b implies nm+1 = c1 . yet both nm+1 is even or it truly is a few ci various from c1 . hence, because the image (7. nine) is reduced in size and, after all, c1 is bizarre, nm+1 = c1 is very unlikely. ultimately we express that nm+1 ≡ −c1 mod b is most unlikely. For nm+1 + c1 is a good integer below b, so it isn't divisible by way of b. This completes the facts of the concept. The quasi-order theorem is extraordinary in that, given b, we compute okay beginning with any a that's abnormal, below b2 , and coprime to b. in fact, the alternative a = 1 104 carrying on with the paper-folding and number-theory threads is often to be had and is the only to make once we search folding directions for generating a typical convex b-gon. *7. three The quasi-order theorem whilst t = three In part four. 1 we emphasised the significance of generalization and, nearly all through, changed the bottom 2 via an arbitrary base t ≥ 2. this kind of generalization is completely attainable the following and ends up in a generalization of the quasi-order theorem. even though, the set of rules for executing the ψ-function is extra complex, so we won't cross into info the following. in the intervening time we'll simply convey you what occurs if t = three. We shape our 3-symbol beginning with a and b coprime to three, a coprime to b, and a < ab (notice this: we don't require a < b3 ). The (modified) ψ-function now permits us to think about b − a or b + a. precisely this sort of is divisible by way of three, and that's the one we take. We adjoin a 3rd row to our image; during this row we write 1 if we took b − a and zero if we took b + a. the second one row files the variety of instances we took the issue three out of b − a or b + a to get a . Here’s an instance. we've (with t = three, b = 19 and a1 = 1) the 3-symbol 19 1 2 7 four five eight 2 1 1 1 1 three . 1 zero 1 1 zero zero This image files the next calculations: 19 − 1 = 32 · 2, 19 + 2 = 31 · 7, 19 − 7 = 31 · four, 19 − four = 31 · five, 19 + five = 31 · eight, 19 + eight = 33 · 1. we'll be content material, right here, just to kingdom the overall quasi-order theorem within the case t = three. (See bankruptcy 17 for information in base t. ) We choose optimistic integers b, a such < b2 , b is fundamental to three, and three | a. We may possibly then shape a 3-symbol b a1 k1 a2 k2 1 2 · · · ar · · · kr , · · · r i = zero or 1. 7. four Paper-folding connections with quite a few well-known quantity sequences one zero five allow okay = ri=1 ki , = ri=1 i . Then the quasi-order of three mod b is ok and, in truth, 3k ≡ (−1) mod b. Reverting to our instance above, the belief is that the quasi-order of three mod 19 is 9(= 2 + 1 + 1 + 1 + 1 + three) and that, actually, 39 ≡ −1 mod 19, deciding on the minus signal for the reason that there's a wierd variety of 1’s within the 3rd row.