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Remainder [#permalink]  05 Jul 2006, 10:38

What is the remainder when -203 is divided by 13?
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Re: Remainder [#permalink]  05 Jul 2006, 11:35
MA wrote:
ps_dahiya wrote:

What is the remainder when -203 is divided by 13?

5

MA: could explain why it is not 8? I think it has to do with negative sign.
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umm. 13*(-16)+5=-203
13*15+8 wouldn't work
Am I on the right track?
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shampoo wrote:
umm. 13*(-16)+5=-203
13*15+8 wouldn't work
Am I on the right track?

Yes you are. That what I wanted to share with you guys. I learned it few months back.

Remainders are NEVER negative.
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shampoo wrote:
umm. 13*(-16)+5=-203
13*15+8 wouldn't work
Am I on the right track?

on this one "13*(-16)+5=-203". since reminder cannot be -ve.
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