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05 Jul 2006, 10:38
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What is the remainder when -203 is divided by 13?
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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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05 Jul 2006, 11:41
umm. 13*(-16)+5=-203
13*15+8 wouldn't work
Am I on the right track?
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05 Jul 2006, 13:04
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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05 Jul 2006, 13:05
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.
05 Jul 2006, 13:05
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