Posted by Francesca on .
Find the value of x:
20x ≡ 9 (mod 15)

Math 
Steve,
Let x=1
20 ≡ 5 (mod 15)
As x increases by 1, the residue increases by 5, so no integer value of x satisfies the equation.
If you allow rational values for x, then it is easy to find many such x's: 9/20 comes to mind first...