# Chinese remainder theorem

## English edit

### Etymology edit

The earliest known statement of the theorem was by the Chinese mathematician Sun-tzu in the 3rd century AD.

### Proper noun edit

- (number theory) A theorem stating that, if one knows the remainders of the Euclidean division of an integer
*n*by several integers, then one can determine uniquely the remainder of the division of*n*by the product of these integers, under the condition that the divisors are pairwise coprime.