Congruence of Product

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Let $a, b, z \in \R$.

Let $a$ be congruent to $b$ modulo $z$, that is:

$a \equiv b \pmod z$


$\forall m \in \Z: m a \equiv m b \pmod z$


Let $m \in \Z$ and $a \equiv b \pmod z$.

Suppose $m = 0$.

Then the right hand side of the assertion degenerates to $0 \equiv 0 \pmod z$ which is trivially true.

Otherwise, from Congruence by Product of Moduli, we have:

$a \equiv b \iff m a \equiv m b \pmod z$

As $m \in \Z$, it follows that $m z$ is an integer multiple of $z$.

Hence from Congruence by Divisor of Modulus, it follows that:

$m a \equiv m b \implies m a \equiv m b \pmod z$