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If P is 7 then 3 is the primitive root ...............how?

Can someone explain all the things related to this primitive root concept

I ve read it but still would be helpful
asked ago in Computer Networks by Boss (8k points) 1 13 94
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http://www.brynmawr.edu/math/people/stromquist/numbers/primitive.html

if p is a prime number then you can't say 3 is primitive root. it depends on prime number p.

 If p=7, then 3 is a primitive root for p because the powers of 3 are 1, 3, 2, 6, 4, 5---that is, every number mod 7 occurs except 0.

we can see all the number are present below 7 --> 1,2,3,4,5,6.

answered ago by (147 points) 1 1 6
yea it was actually p=7

edited the question


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