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Wilson's theorem
also called Composite theorem and has 2 more synonyms

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  1. The converse to Wilson's theorem states that for a composite number n > 5, This leaves the case n = 4, for which 3! is congruent to 2 modulo 4

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  2. states that p > 1 is a prime number if and only if (see factorial and modular arithmetic for the notation)

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  3. a term from mathematics

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  4. The theorem was first discovered by the Iraqi mathematician Ibn al-Haytham (known as Alhazen in Medieval Europe) circa 1000 AD, but it is named after John Wilson (a student of the English mathematician Edward Waring) who stated it in the 18th century

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  5. This proof uses the fact that if p is a prime, then the set of numbers G = (Z/pZ)× = 1, 2, ... p − 1 forms a group under multiplication modulo p

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