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On Dividing Coconuts: A Linear Diophantine Problem

by Sahib Singh (Clarion University of Pennsylvania) and Dip Bhattacharya(Clarion University of Pennsylvania)

This article originally appeared in:
College Mathematics Journal
May, 1997

Subject classification(s): Algebra and Number Theory | Number Theory | Diophantine Equations
Applicable Course(s): 4.3 Number Theory

Two solutions for the classical coconut dividing problem of the five sailors on an island are given.

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Capsule Course Topic(s):
Number Theory | Congruences, Solving Congruence Equations
Number Theory | Diophantine Problems
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