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# PS -Numbers

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A number when divided by 3 leaves a remainder 1. when the quotient is divided by 2 it leaves a remainder 1 what will be the remainder when the number is divided by 6?

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08 Jan 2009, 11:54
ALD wrote:
A number when divided by 3 leaves a remainder 1. when the quotient is divided by 2 it leaves a remainder 1 what will be the remainder when the number is divided by 6?

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4. Sometime when answer choices are so naive, they themself reveal the answer.

Only 4 has reminder 1 when 4 is divided by 3. So no more work required.
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08 Jan 2009, 11:58
Let x be the number
x=3m+1
m=2n+1
x=6n+4
Hence, 4 is the correct answer.

BTW there are numbers such as 16, 28 and so on that fit the bill here.
ALD wrote:
A number when divided by 3 leaves a remainder 1. when the quotient is divided by 2 it leaves a remainder 1 what will be the remainder when the number is divided by 6?

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3
4
5

pls show working also

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Re: PS -Numbers   [#permalink] 08 Jan 2009, 11:58
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