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# When positive integer x is divided by positive integer y,

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When positive integer x is divided by positive integer y, the remainder is 9. If x/y = 96.12, what is the value of y?
A. 96
B. 75
C. 48
D. 25
E. 12

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Sorry guys I don't have the OA.
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by the definition of a remainder, the remainder here is equal to 9/y. the remainder in decimal form is given as .12

therefore, 9/y = .12

solve for y and get 75.

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plaguerabbit wrote:
by the definition of a remainder, the remainder here is equal to 9/y. the remainder in decimal form is given as .12

therefore, 9/y = .12

solve for y and get 75.

B

Perfectly explained.
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