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# What is the remainder when the positive integer n is divided

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26 Jan 2008, 08:04
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What is the remainder when the positive integer n is divided by 3?
(1) The remainder when n is divided by 2 is 1.
(2) The remainder when n + 1 is divided by 3 is 2.
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26 Jan 2008, 09:17
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1. 3 and 5 satisfy condition but have different remainders. Insufficient.

2. n+1=3k+2 ==> n=3k+1. remainder=1. sufficient.
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27 Jan 2008, 03:01
walker wrote:
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1. 3 and 5 satisfy condition but have different remainders. Insufficient.

2. n+1=3k+2 ==> n=3k+1. remainder=1. sufficient.

can we solve this one with mod. arithmetic?
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27 Jan 2008, 06:45
(n+1)mod3=2

(n)mod3+1mod3=2

(n)mod3=2-1=1

it is too easy.
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27 Jan 2008, 07:39
walker wrote:
(n+1)mod3=2

(n)mod3+1mod3=2

(n)mod3=2-1=1

it is too easy.

what does word "mod" mean ?
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27 Jan 2008, 07:42
kazakhb wrote:
what does word "mod" mean ?

(n)(mod m) means remainder when n is divided by m
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30 Jan 2008, 02:03
Sorry, guys. My definition of mod was incorrect.

x=r(mod y) means x=k*y+r
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