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On Dividing Coconuts: A Linear Diophantine Problem

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

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936
Author(s): 
Sahib Singh (Clarion University of Pennsylvania) and Dip Bhattacharya(Clarion University of Pennsylvania)
Publication Date: 
Friday, October 21, 2005
Original Publication Source: 
College Mathematics Journal
Original Publication Date: 
May, 1997
Subject(s): 
Algebra and Number Theory
Number Theory
Diophantine Equations
Topic(s): 
Congruences, Solving Congruence Equations
Diophantine Problems
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Rating Count: 
71.00
Rating Sum: 
225.00
Rating Average: 
3.17
Author (old format): 
Sahib Singh and Dip Bhattacharya
Applicable Course(s): 
4.3 Number Theory
Modify Date: 
Thursday, August 23, 2012
Average: 3.2 (72 votes)

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