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# q = mn+r, where r is reminder when q, a negative, is divided

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q = mn+r, where r is reminder when q, a negative, is divided [#permalink]  29 Dec 2005, 22:22
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q = mn+r, where r is reminder when q, a negative, is divided by m, a positive. if 0<r<m, what will be the value of r when -100 is divided by m, which is 30.

a. 20
b. 10
c. 0
d. -10
e. -20

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as r > 0, C/D/E out
IMO, it can be either A or B based on value of "m".

-100 = (-4) * 30 + 20 => r = 20
-100 = (-2) * 55 + 10 => r = 10
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duttsit wrote:
as r > 0, C/D/E out
IMO, it can be either A or B based on value of "m".

-100 = (-4) * 30 + 20 => r = 20
-100 = (-2) * 55 + 10 => r = 10

Totally agree
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Re: PS: reminder [#permalink]  31 Dec 2005, 00:37
HIMALAYA wrote:
Professor wrote:
Professor wrote:
q = mn+r, where r is reminder when q, a negative, is divided by m, a positive. if 0<r<m, what will be the value of r when -100 is divided by m, which is 30.
a. 20
b. 10
c. 0
d. -10
e. -20

sorry guys, there was a small correction.

A. 20.

Agree with Ms. HIMALAYA

A it is.
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Good job guys.

OA is A.
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