# Help with MAGICMED - QFUN2020

i know it has something to do with interger value overflow but i can’t figure out where is it oveflowing?

Couple of things that are incorrect in the cpp solution .
First is that you should not be using b%MOD, c%MOD while calling the power function.
Next is that the final value is to be taken modulo 10^8+7 while you have taken the final value modulo 10^9+7.
Here is a link to your code which gives a full AC.
https://www.codechef.com/viewsolution/35764091

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thankyou.

why is `pow(a , b)` different than `pow(a % MOD, b % MOD)`? they should yeild same result shouldn’t they?

Why would they be same? You can take any example to show they’re different. say when b=mod.

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yes got it thanks. i am not good at maths.
but if this is a true property of modular arithmetics : `(a x b) mod m = ((a mod m) x (b mod m)) mod m`
i thought it would be same for modular exponentiation.

Consider a=b=mod and then say. The second expression of yours will become inderminate.

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yes got it. thankyou so much

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