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Posted by **Francesca** on Monday, October 10, 2011 at 12:31pm.

Here is an example: -45 mod 13 = 7, but how?

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**Steve**, Monday, October 10, 2011 at 12:41pma mod b = (a + nb) mod b

so, -45 mod 13 = mod (-45 + 52) mod 13 = 7 mod 13 = 7

Just add a big enough multiple of the modulus so you have a positive number.

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