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If the remainder is 7 when positive integer n is divided by 18, what is the remainder when n is divided by 6? A. 0 B. 1 C. 2 D. 3 E. 4
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eybrj2 wrote: If the remainder is 7 when positive integer n is divided by 18, what is the remainder when n is divided by 6?
A. 0 B. 1 C. 2 D. 3 E. 4 Answer in less than 10 secs once you understand the theory of divisibility and remainders. Check out the theory on this link and then read the explanation given below: http://www.veritasprep.com/blog/2011/04 ... unraveled/When you divide by 6, you further divide the groups of 18 in 3 groups. The last group of 7 will form another group of 6 and you will have 1 leftover. Answer should be (B)
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B) by taking numbers we can solve this easily
multiples of 18 are 18,36,54....etc
so to get a remainder of 7 we add 7 to multiples so the integer may be 25,43,61..etc
so if we divide these numbers with 6.. remainder is 1..



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the remainder is 7 when positive integer n is divided by 18 it means that n could be 7. 7/6; remainder=1
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If the remainder is 7 when positive integer n is divided by 18, what is the remainder when n is divided by 6?
A. 0 B. 1 C. 2 D. 3 E. 4
According to the question, Assume x is quotient here,
n=18x+7 (1) and n=16x+ ?
We can also write equation (1) as: n=(18x+6)+1.
ie 6(3x+1)+1 ie the first term is perfectly divisible by 6. So,the remainder left is 1. So,answer (B) is right choice.



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what if the question is reversed, example if 23 is the remainder when n is divided by 36, what is the remainder when n is divided by 72?



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Ritikadhir wrote: what if the question is reversed, example if 23 is the remainder when n is divided by 36, what is the remainder when n is divided by 72? When you divide n by 36, you have groups of 36 balls each and 23 balls leftover. If you want to divide by 72 now, you will join two groups of 36 to make groups of 72. You don't know whether you have even number of groups or odd number of groups of 36. If the number of groups of 36 is even (quotient is even), you will be able to pair them all up to make groups of 72 such that remainder is 23 only. If the number of groups of 36 is odd (quotient is odd), you will not be able to pair them all up. One group will be leftover and the remainder will be 36+23 = 59.
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BANON wrote: B) by taking numbers we can solve this easily
multiples of 18 are 18,36,54....etc
so to get a remainder of 7 we add 7 to multiples so the integer may be 25,43,61..etc
so if we divide these numbers with 6.. remainder is 1.. If numerator is smaller than Denominator then the numerator could be a remainder also...example 7/18(here 7 is remainder),6/15(here 6 is remainder)
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eybrj2 wrote: If the remainder is 7 when positive integer n is divided by 18 Least possible value of n = 25 Check 25/18 will have quotient as 1and remainder 7 eybrj2 wrote: what is the remainder when n is divided by 6? 25/6 will have quotient as 4 and remainder 1 Hence answer will be (B)
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Abhishek009 wrote: eybrj2 wrote: If the remainder is 7 when positive integer n is divided by 18 Least possible value of n = 25 Check 25/18 will have quotient as 1and remainder 7 eybrj2 wrote: what is the remainder when n is divided by 6? 25/6 will have quotient as 4 and remainder 1 Hence answer will be (B)Thank you so much  why didn't I think earlier of simply Pluggingin?! :/



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Ritikadhir wrote: what if the question is reversed, example if 23 is the remainder when n is divided by 36, what is the remainder when n is divided by 72? n=36x+23 n=72y+r2 In how far is this question (despite different numbers) different from the stated example?



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I think easiest way to tackle this question is to find least possible value of n which 25 for 18 to get remainder 7 then check 25/6 remainder will be 1
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