The distribution of totatives

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  • R Shiu
  • Richard Hall


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JournalCanadian mathematical bulletin-Bulletin canadien de mathematiques
DatePublished - Mar 2002
Issue number1
Number of pages6
Pages (from-to)109-114
Original languageEnglish


D. H. Lehmer initiated the study of the distribution of totatives, which are numbers coprime with a given integer. This led to various problems considered by P. Erdos, who made a conjecture on such distributions. We prove his conjecture by establishing a theorem on the ordering of residues.

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