Bunuel wrote:

If a and b are positive integers and a divided by b equals 35.24, which of the following could be the remainder when a is divided by b?

A. 3

B. 6

C. 8

D. 10

E. 11

We are given that a divided by b equals 35.24. Let’s express this using the remainder formula:

a/b = 35 + 24/100 (That is, if b = 100, then the remainder of a/b is 24.)

a/b = 35 + 12/50 (That is, if b = 50, then the remainder of a/b is 12.)

a/b = 35 + 6/25 (That is, if b = 25, then the remainder of a/b is 6.)

We see that the remainder of a/b is a multiple of 6, and thus the answer must be B.

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