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How do I avoid overflows when trying to generate random numbers of the type

A*(seed) (modulo M)

with A = 80678
and M = 9706859

using a 32bit int on a pc

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define both numbers as:
double A=80678.0, M=9706859.0
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by:busuka
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BTW, you can use "48 family": seed48, srand48, lrand48, etc. It uses
48-bit integer arithmetic.

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