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What is the sum of all remainders obtained when the first 100 natural numbers are divided by 9?

A. 397
B. 401
C. 403
D. 405
E. 399
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Remainers appear in the re-occuring cycles of 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8 until 99, and then 1 for the 100.

11 * (1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 5 + 6 + 7 + 8) + 1 = 397

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Re: Sum of remainders when divided by 9 [#permalink] New post 12 Nov 2011, 16:30
Thanks Mindreko. Got it!! However, I was starting off from 11 and hitting 8 such sets of natural numbers till 100 and the sum of which was 36 for each set. I was wrong. Thanks!!
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Re: Sum of remainders when divided by 9 [#permalink] New post 12 Nov 2011, 17:04
Sum of remainer of natural nos. 1 to 100
(1+2+3+...8) * 11 +1
=8*9/2 * 11 + 1
= 397
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Re: Sum of remainders when divided by 9 [#permalink] New post 19 Oct 2012, 03:07
This sum is interesting..

But even after reading the solutions .. I am not getting the concept right..

Can any one please explain this to me....
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Re: Sum of remainders when divided by 9 [#permalink] New post 19 Oct 2012, 06:29
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What is the sum of all remainders obtained when the first 100 natural numbers are divided by 9?

A. 397
B. 401
C. 403
D. 405
E. 399


A positive integer can give only the following 9 remainders when divided by 9: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, and 0.

1 divided by 9 gives the remainder of 1;
2 divided by 9 gives the remainder of 2;
...
8 divided by 9 gives the remainder of 8;
9 divided by 9 gives the remainder of 0.

We'll have 11 such blocks, since 99/9=11. The last will be:
91 divided by 9 gives the remainder of 1;
92 divided by 9 gives the remainder of 2;
...
98 divided by 9 gives the remainder of 8;
99 divided by 9 gives the remainder of 0.

The last number, 100, gives the remainder of 1 when divided by 9, thus the sum of all remainders will be:

11(1+2+3+4+5+6+7+8+0)+1=397.

Answer: A.

Hope it's clear.
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Re: Sum of remainders when divided by 9 [#permalink] New post 19 Oct 2012, 08:41
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Macsen wrote:
What is the sum of all remainders obtained when the first 100 natural numbers are divided by 9?

A. 397
B. 401
C. 403
D. 405
E. 399


A positive integer can give only the following 9 remainders when divided by 9: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, and 0.

1 divided by 9 gives the remainder of 1;
2 divided by 9 gives the remainder of 2;
...
8 divided by 9 gives the remainder of 8;
9 divided by 9 gives the remainder of 0.

We'll have 11 such blocks, since 99/9=11. The last will be:
91 divided by 9 gives the remainder of 1;
92 divided by 9 gives the remainder of 2;
...
98 divided by 9 gives the remainder of 8;
99 divided by 9 gives the remainder of 0.

The last number, 100, gives the remainder of 1 when divided by 9, thus the sum of all remainders will be:

11(1+2+3+4+5+6+7+8+0)+1=397.

Answer: A.

Hope it's clear.


Thanks Bunuel!!

To make my concepts more clear...

Eg : What is the sum of the remainder, when the first natural nos are divided by 7...

So it would be = (1+2+3+4+5+6)*14 +1+2
= 297
I hope this is right...
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Re: Sum of remainders when divided by 9 [#permalink] New post 19 Oct 2012, 08:47
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Bunuel wrote:
Macsen wrote:
What is the sum of all remainders obtained when the first 100 natural numbers are divided by 9?

A. 397
B. 401
C. 403
D. 405
E. 399


A positive integer can give only the following 9 remainders when divided by 9: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, and 0.

1 divided by 9 gives the remainder of 1;
2 divided by 9 gives the remainder of 2;
...
8 divided by 9 gives the remainder of 8;
9 divided by 9 gives the remainder of 0.

We'll have 11 such blocks, since 99/9=11. The last will be:
91 divided by 9 gives the remainder of 1;
92 divided by 9 gives the remainder of 2;
...
98 divided by 9 gives the remainder of 8;
99 divided by 9 gives the remainder of 0.

The last number, 100, gives the remainder of 1 when divided by 9, thus the sum of all remainders will be:

11(1+2+3+4+5+6+7+8+0)+1=397.

Answer: A.

Hope it's clear.


Thanks Bunuel!!

To make my concepts more clear...

Eg : What is the sum of the remainder, when the first 100 natural nos are divided by 7...

So it would be = (1+2+3+4+5+6)*14 +1+2
= 297
I hope this is right...


Yes, that is correct.
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