# Documentation

Mathlib.Tactic.ModCases

# mod_cases tactic #

The mod_cases tactic does case disjunction on e % n, where e : ℤ, to yield a number of subgoals in which e ≡ 0 [ZMOD n], ..., e ≡ n-1 [ZMOD n] are assumed.

def Mathlib.Tactic.ModCases.OnModCases (n : ) (a : ) (lb : ) (p : Sort u_1) :
Sort (imax 1 u_1)

OnModCases n a lb p represents a partial proof by cases that there exists 0 ≤ z < n such that a ≡ z (mod n). It asserts that if ∃ z, lb ≤ z < n ∧ a ≡ z (mod n) holds, then p (where p is the current goal).

Instances For
@[inline]
def Mathlib.Tactic.ModCases.onModCases_start (p : Sort u_1) (a : ) (n : ) (hn : Nat.ble 1 n = true) (H : ) :
p

The first theorem we apply says that ∃ z, 0 ≤ z < n ∧ a ≡ z (mod n). The actual mathematical content of the proof is here.

Instances For
@[inline]

The end point is that once we have reduced to ∃ z, n ≤ z < n ∧ a ≡ z (mod n) there are no more cases to consider.

Instances For
@[inline]
def Mathlib.Tactic.ModCases.onModCases_succ {p : Sort u_1} {n : } {a : } (b : ) (h : p) (H : ) :

The successor case decomposes ∃ z, b ≤ z < n ∧ a ≡ z (mod n) into a ≡ b (mod n) ∨ ∃ z, b+1 ≤ z < n ∧ a ≡ z (mod n), and the a ≡ b (mod n) → p case becomes a subgoal.

Instances For
• The tactic mod_cases h : e % 3 will perform a case disjunction on e : ℤ and yield subgoals containing the assumptions h : e ≡ 0 [ZMOD 3], h : e ≡ 1 [ZMOD 3], h : e ≡ 2 [ZMOD 3] respectively.
• In general, mod_cases h : e % n works when n is a positive numeral and e is an expression of type ℤ.
• If h is omitted as in mod_cases e % n, it will be default-named H.
Instances For