# Evaluating the congruence $(1+195) \pmod 7$

$$(1 + 195) \pmod 7 \equiv \quad ?$$

How would I get the answer? Because when I divide $196 / 7$ I get $28$ which is not a decimal to multiply by $7$.

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$28 = 7 \cdot 4$ –  user79202 May 29 '13 at 18:00
$196 = 28 \cdot 7 + 0 \equiv 0$ –  xavierm02 May 29 '13 at 18:00
You seem to be using a strange way of working things out mod $n$ in some of your questions. Do you know what modular arithmetic is? When reducing mod $n$ you are really looking for the remainder upon division by $n$. –  fretty May 29 '13 at 18:01
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$196$ is divisible by $7$, so $196 \equiv 0 \mod 7$