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35. Fix N, some integer, and suppose S is a nonempty set of integers such that every a in S is
Corollary 7. If e divides a and e divides b, then e divides (a, b). Proof. Write d = (a, b) as d = ar + bs. If e divides a and b, then a = e f , b = eg for some integers f , g. Then d = ar + bs = e f r + egs = e( f r + gs), so e divides d. A consequence of great importance, as we shall see below and in the next chapter, is: 42 3 Euclid’s Algorithm Corollary 8. If a divides bc, and a and b are coprime, then a divides c. Proof. Bezout’s Identity is ar + bs = 1 for some integers r, s. Multiply that equation by c: acr + bcs = c.
If a < b and a has d digits, then N(a, b) ≤ (5d + 2) − 3 < 5d. The corollary shows how efficient Euclid’s Algorithm is. Even on the worst possible examples, Euclid’s Algorithm takes less than 5d steps, where d is the number of decimal digits of the smaller of the two numbers being computed. Thus for example, if we want to find the greatest common divisor of a and b > a, where a has 200 digits, Euclid’s Algorithm will take at most 1000 steps. A fast computer can do this in less than a thousandth of a second.
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