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How many two-digit numbers yield a remainder of 1 when divided by both

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How many two-digit numbers yield a remainder of 1 when divided by both 4 and 14?

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Solution -

In order to divide both 4 and 14 by a number, the number must be divisible by their least common multiple, which is 28.

Two-digit multiple of 28 are 28, 56, and 84.

The numbers that have remainder 1 when divided by 4 and 14 are 29, 57, or 85. ANS D.
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How many two-digit numbers yield a remainder of 1 when divided by both 4 and 14?

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D. 3
E. 4


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Easier to start with numbers that are of the form 14p+1 ---> 15,29,43,57,71,85,99.

Out of these 3 (29,57,85) are also of the form 4q+1. Thus 3 is the answer. D is the correct answer.

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2 digit numbers that are multiples of 14 are 14,28,42,56,70,84,98. So, there are 7 numbers, viz., 15, 29, 43, 57, 71, 85, 99 that would give a remainder of 1 when divided by 14.

Multiples of 14 that are also multiples of 4 are 28, 56, 84. So, there are 3 such numbers, viz., 29, 57, and 85.

Ans (D).
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How many two-digit numbers yield a remainder of 1 when divided by both 4 and 14?

A. 0
B. 1
C. 2
D. 3
E. 4


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the correct method would be to find LCM and then add 1 to LCM, 2*LCM, and so on
LCM of 4 &14=28..
first required number=29, next 2*28+1 and third 3*28+1...
thereafter it will be a 3 digit number
so ans 3 D
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How many two-digit numbers yield a remainder of 1 when divided by both 4 and 14?

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D. 3
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LCM of 4 & 14 is 28, hence 1st 2-digit no. which yields rem. of 1 when divided by both 4 & 14 is 28+1 = 29
2nd no. would be 28*2 +1 = 57

this is of the form 28k+1, where k is an integer and k>0

hence,
for k = 1, 28k+1 = 29
k = 2, = 57
k = 3, = 85
k = 4, = 113......we will stop here as this is now 3 digits,

hence total 2-digit nos. are 3

And. D
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800score Official Solution:

Let’s use n to denote a two-digit number that fits the requirement in the question.

Since we are looking for a remainder of 1 when n is divided by 4 or 14, then (n – 1) must be divisible by both 4 and 14. All numbers divisible by both 4 and 14 must be divisible by their least common multiple, which is 28.

So n – 1 can equal any two-digit multiple of 28. These possible values are:
n – 1 = 28, 56, or 84.

Therefore, n = 29, 57, or 85 (3 different two-digit numbers).

The correct answer is choice (D).
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How many two-digit numbers yield a remainder of 1 when divided by both 4 and 14?

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Let’s use n to denote a two-digit number that fits the requirement in the question.

Since we are looking for a remainder of 1 when n is divided by 4 or 14, then (n – 1) must be divisible by both 4 and 14. All numbers divisible by both 4 and 14 must be divisible by their least common multiple, which is 28.

So n – 1 can equal any two-digit multiple of 28. These possible values are:
n – 1 = 28, 56, or 84.

Therefore, n = 29, 57, or 85 (3 different two-digit numbers).

The correct answer is choice (D).


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LCM (4, 14) =28
two digit multiple of 28 are 28, 56 and 84
two digits numbers that yield remainder of 1 when divisible by 4 and 14 are 28+1, 56+1 and 84+1
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