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By alshahreyaj, history, 3 years ago, In English

A lot of people solve this problem. I see a lot of them didn't understand why this solution works. I also start finding to understand the solution. I read editorial, but i didn't understand. May be i'm not capable of it. But I tried to explain it in my way. Hope it will help a few beginner like me. Here is my explanation.

As, the problem said that if it is possible to get different reminder from 1 to k for a value n then print "Yes". As, the reminders have to be different, so we will get k different reminder. So, the reminders must have to be 0 to k-1. And their form are given below:

Reminder for k=k-1 (Other not possible. Because if the reminder is k-2 for k there couldn't be possible to have more k-1 reminder. So it must have to be k-1).

Reminder for k-1=k-2.

Reminder for k-2=k-3. .



Reminder for 2=1.

Reminder for 1=0.

Now look, if we add now 1 with n, n will be divisible by all of the number from 1 to k. Because the reminders are only one less from the number, so if we add one with n, reminder for all will be zero. So, (n+1) must have to be a number which is divisible by all number from 1 to k. And, that's the LCM of 1 to k. Now, if we calculate, for k=42 the LCM of 1 to 42 is bigger than 10^18. So, there is no value of n possible n<=10^18 where k>42. Now, it's easy to calculate.

So, that's the explanation. Hopefully it will help who didn't understand the solution.

my solution: Here

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