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We all come across code that simply boggles the mind. Lazy kludges, embarrassing mistakes, horrid workarounds and developers just not quite getting it. And then somedays we come across - or write - the truly sublime.

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The multiplier doesn't need to be a prime, it needs to be co-prime to 232. So it just needs to be odd, and it is. The inverse of 487709855 is 2188132191 (proof: 487709855 * 2188132191 = 1). It's a very weak encryption, but it's not incorrect.
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