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List the first 5 positive numbers that are congruent to 5 in modulo 13

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Haidar Ali

Let x be a positive number that is congruent to 5 in module 13. Mathematically it can be written as:

Note that a number x is congruent to 5 mod 13 if and only if x-5 is divisible by 13. It follows that the possible positive numbers for which x-5 is divisible by 13 are as follows:

5,18,31,44,57, . . .

One can check that:

(1)  5-5=0 and 0 is divisible by 13. This shows that:

(2) 18-5=13 and 13 is divisible by 13. This shows that:

(3) 31-5=26 and 26 is divisible by 13. This shows that:

(4) 44-5=39 and 39 is divisible by 13. This shows that:

(5) 57-5=52 and 52 is divisible by 13. This shows that:

The first five positive numbers that are congruent in 5 modulo 13 are:

5,18,31,44,57