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comment negative number divided by positive number, what would be remainder?
@neolivz4ever But only two where the absolute value of the remainder is less than the divisor - sure, you can write 13 = 1 x 5 + 8 but no one thinks that is a justification for saying that 8 is the remainder after dividing 13 by 5. Look, you have one convention, and almost everyone in the world has a different convention. You can either admit that there are multiple valid conventions, or you can continue to pointlessly insist that you are right and the rest of the world is wrong. There is no interesting discussion to be had in either case.
Oct
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comment negative number divided by positive number, what would be remainder?
@neolivz4ever As I and many others said, there are multiple conventions on how the quotient is rounded. You are free to use your own convention, but that won't stop other people using a different one!
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comment Functions that are their own inversion.
@user121330 Phrases like "it's easy" and "it's trivial" are common mathematical parlance. Like a lot of mathematical language, they have a slightly different meaning to their common English meaning. In particular, when someone describes something as "easy" or "trivial" they often mean that it can be done without introducing significant new ideas, or without requiring a sudden flash of insight. In particular, a calculation or derivation taking many pages of routine algebraic manipulation can be described as "trivial" even though most non-math people would say it is hard.
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comment Statistics: Where did this function for normal distribution come from?
They are axioms for the purposes of this answer (i.e. they're assumptions that I am making without any justification). There isn't a name for them that I'm aware of.
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comment How to find remainder modulo $n$, when $n$ is a large number
Dear editor - not only did you screw up the math in this post by editing it, you also screwed up the formatting. I have reverted your edit.
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