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## Maximum Period Length and the Linear Congruential Method |

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For a prime number , the sequence mod, , has exactly no period less than , if

mod

for all prime divisors of .
By applying this criterion, appropriate multipliers can be determined for the simulation of random numbers by the linear congruential method.

**see also:**

- Keyword: Random numbers

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