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If p is divided by q, then the maximum possible difference between the minimum possible and maximum possible remainder can be?

A. p-q
B. p-q
C. q-1
D. p-q-1
E. p+q-1
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If p is divided by q, then the maximum possible difference between the minimum possible and maximum possible remainder can be?

A. p-q
B. p-q
C.q-1
D. p-q-1
E. p+q-1


Lets assume , when p is divided by q, the reminder is R
Thus , \(p=qx+r\)
R is min when\(r=0\) & R is max when \(r=q-1\)
thus \(Rmax-Rmin=q-1-0=q-1\).............. Hence option C.
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New post 22 May 2018, 08:20
There are 2 cases
case1:p>q....max remainder= q-1..min=0...ans=q-1
case2:p<q....max r= min r=p...ans=0
so the max possible difference=q-1
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