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Old 2009-04-23, 19:58   #5
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If N is actually a power, say 13^7, then clearly N will continue to be a power modulo any prime. In this case, N==13^7 mod p. His claim is not extraordinary.

If N is not a power it might become a power modulo p. For example, 2 is not a power, but 2==3^2 mod 7.

Does that answer your question about the highlighted text?
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