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Welcome to the Josephus Problem in Mathematica page! Here, you’ll find the source code for this program as well as a description of how the program works.

```
(* Code *)
(* The code is trivial: *)
josephus[1, _] := 1
josephus[n_Integer, k_Integer] := Mod[josephus[n - 1, k] + (k - 1), n] + 1
(* The outer function provides the 'user interface': *)
josephusMain = Function[{people, skip},
Catch[
Module[{e = "Usage: please input the total number of people and number of people to skip."},
josephus @@ Map[
(* convert string to integer, or throw *)
s \[Function] If[StringMatchQ[s, DigitCharacter ..],
Module[{v = FromDigits[s]},
If[Positive[v], v, Throw[e]]],(* make sure both numbers are positive *)
Throw[e]],
{people, skip}]]]];
(* Valid Tests *)
Print /@ Apply[josephusMain] /@ {
{"5", "2"},
{"7", "3"},
{"41", "4"}
};
(* Invalid Tests *)
josephusMain["", ""]
josephusMain["word", "word"]
josephusMain["0", "1"]
```

Josephus Problem in Mathematica was written by:

- Ben Hekster

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