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# When a certain integer x is divided by 5 the remainder is 2

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When a certain integer x is divided by 5 the remainder is 2, then each of the following could also be an integer EXCEPT.

A. x/17
B. x/11
C. x/10
D. x/6
E. x/3
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10 May 2012, 08:56
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malkov wrote:
When a certain integer x is divided by 5 the remainder is 2, then each of the following could also be an integer EXCEPT.

A. x/17
B. x/11
C. x/10
D. x/6
E. x/3

What do you think?

When x is divided by 5 the remainder is 2 simply means that x is not divisible by 5, so it cannot be divisible by 10 either. Therefore x/10 is not an integer.

Hope it's clear.
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Thanks, that makes sense!
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02 Nov 2012, 13:44
Bunuel wrote:
malkov wrote:
When a certain integer x is divided by 5 the remainder is 2, then each of the following could also be an integer EXCEPT.

A. x/17
B. x/11
C. x/10
D. x/6
E. x/3

What do you think?

When x is divided by 5 the remainder is 2 simply means that x is not divisible by 5, so it cannot be divisible by 10 either. Therefore x/10 is not an integer.

Hope it's clear.

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Bunuel wrote:
malkov wrote:
When a certain integer x is divided by 5 the remainder is 2, then each of the following could also be an integer EXCEPT.

A. x/17
B. x/11
C. x/10
D. x/6
E. x/3

What do you think?

When x is divided by 5 the remainder is 2 simply means that x is not divisible by 5, so it cannot be divisible by 10 either. Therefore x/10 is not an integer.

Hope it's clear.

When a certain integer x is divided by 5 the remainder is 2 can be expressed as $$x=5q+2$$. Thus x can be 2, 7, 12, 17, 22, ...

If x=17, then x/17=integer.
If x=22, then x/11=integer.
If x=12, then x/6=integer and x/3=integer.

Hope it's clear.
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