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If the remainder is 7 when positive integer n is divided by 18, what is the remainder when n is divided by 6?

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If the remainder is 7 when positive integer n is divided by 18, what is the remainder when n is divided by 6?

A. 0
B. 1
C. 2
D. 3
E. 4

When positive integer n is dived by 18 the remainder is 7: $$n=18q+7=(18q+6)+1=6(3q+1)+1$$ --> since first term $$6(3q+1)$$ is divisible by 6 then the remainder will only be from the second term 1 --> 1 divided by 6 yields remainder of 1.

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If the remainder is 7 when positive integer n is divided by 18, what is the remainder when n is divided by 6?

A. 0
B. 1
C. 2
D. 3
E. 4

Answer in less than 10 secs once you understand the theory of divisibility and remainders. Check out the theory on this link and then read the explanation given below:
http://www.veritasprep.com/blog/2011/04 ... unraveled/

When you divide by 6, you further divide the groups of 18 in 3 groups. The last group of 7 will form another group of 6 and you will have 1 leftover. Answer should be (B)
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B) by taking numbers we can solve this easily

multiples of 18 are 18,36,54....etc

so to get a remainder of 7 we add 7 to multiples so the integer may be 25,43,61..etc

so if we divide these numbers with 6.. remainder is 1..

If numerator is smaller than Denominator then the numerator could be a remainder also...example 7/18(here 7 is remainder),6/15(here 6 is remainder)
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eybrj2 wrote:
If the remainder is 7 when positive integer n is divided by 18

Least possible value of n = 25

Check 25/18 will have quotient as 1and remainder 7

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what is the remainder when n is divided by 6?

25/6 will have quotient as 4 and remainder 1

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