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Cookies, clocks and soldiers: modular...

Cookies, clocks and soldiers: modular arithmetic!

Introduction and the 7 dwarfs It was October when one of my professors entered in the lesson room and said: “Once upon a time, Snow White wished to prepare cookies for the seven dwarfs. Obviously…with some conditions. She wanted to prepare the least number of cookies such that dividing them into 2 dwarfs there would […]