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This problem comes from a competitive programming question, and it seems to require dynamic programming.

There are several layers of apples arranged in a formation with each apple having a value associated with it. First layer contains a single apple with value equal to 2. Each apple is followed by $(v^2+1)\mod M$ distinct apples in the next layer having values from 0 to $(v^2 +1)\mod M-1$, where $v$ is the value of the apple. Given the total number of layers find the total number of apples modulo $M$.

P.S: No constraints are given for total number of layers and $M$.

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