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DS - Divisibility & Primes (600-700) [#permalink]
Seven different numbers are selected from the integers 1 to 100, and each number is divided by 7. What is the sum of the remainders?

1. The range of the seven remainders is 6.
2. The seven numbers selected are consecutive integers

I've read the solutions both within the OG and within Manhattan GMAT's Official Guide Companion. I disagree with the answer they are presenting. If anyone can please explain the concept I'm missing I would greatly appreciate it!

FYI, when figuring out this problem, I chose the following seven consecutive integers 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9. Based on my knowledge the sum of the remainders when divided by 7 = 3 (0 + 0 + 0 + 0 + 0 + 1 + 2 = 3). It's getting late so perhaps I'm missing something simple here, but choosing these numbers, from my perspective, negates the explanation/answer given.
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Seven different numbers are selected from the integers 1 to 100, and each number is divided by 7. What is the sum of the remainders?

1. The range of the seven remainders is 6.
2. The seven numbers selected are consecutive integers

I've read the solutions both within the OG and within Manhattan GMAT's Official Guide Companion. I disagree with the answer they are presenting. If anyone can please explain the concept I'm missing I would greatly appreciate it!

FYI, when figuring out this problem, I chose the following seven consecutive integers 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9. Based on my knowledge the sum of the remainders when divided by 7 = 3 (0 + 0 + 0 + 0 + 0 + 1 + 2 = 3). It's getting late so perhaps I'm missing something simple here, but choosing these numbers, from my perspective, negates the explanation/answer given.

Red part in your solution is not correct.

Positive integer $$a$$ divided by positive integer $$d$$ yields a reminder of $$r$$ can always be expressed as $$a=qd+r$$, where $$q$$ is called a quotient and $$r$$ is called a remainder, note here that $$0\leq{r}<d$$ (remainder is non-negative integer and always less than divisor).

So according to above, when positive integer $$a$$ is less than divisor $$d$$ then remainder upon division $$a$$ by $$d$$ is always equals to $$a$$, for example 5 divided by 10 yields reminder of 5. So when 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, or 6 is divided by 7 remainder is 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6 respectively.

Or algebraically: 3 divided by 7 can be expressed as $$3=0*7+3$$, so $$r=3$$.

For complete solution of this problem above posts.

Hope it's clear.
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Thank you for the explanation, yes I believe my exhaustion was getting to me. I completely understand why I was calculating incorrect remainders. When we divide 3 by 7, 7 goes into 3, 0 times but there is three left over still, so r = 3. Very basic mistake on my part.

So taking my original set (referencing statement 2): {3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9}
Remainders would be; 3, 4, 5, 6, 0, 1, 2
Therefore yeilding; 3 + 4 + 5 + 6 + 0 + 1 + 2 = 21

Thank you very much for the explanation and for the reference to other explanations. + 1 Kudos!
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maitri_mehta wrote:
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Seven different numbers are selected from the integers 1 to 100, and each number is divided by 7. What is the sum of the remainders?
(1) The range of the seven remainders is 6.
(2) The seven numbers selected are consecutive integers.

A. Statement (1) ALONE is sufficient, but statement (2) alone is not sufficient.
B. Statement (2) ALONE is sufficient, but statement (1) alone is not sufficient.
C. BOTH statements TOGETHER are sufficient, but NEITHER statement ALONE is sufficient.
D. EACH statement ALONE is sufficient.
E. Statements (1) and (2) TOGETHER are NOT sufficient.

The first thing to note here is that when a number is divided by 7, it can give one of the following numbers as remainder 0/1/2/3/4/5/6. There can be no other remainder.
Stmnt 1: This implies that one remainder has to be 0 and another has to be 6. That is how we will get the range (greatest - smallest) = 6-0 = 6. But we do not know anything about the other remainders. They could be 1,1,1,1,1 or 1,2,2,6,6 etc. Hence the sum of the remainders is not known.

Stmnt 2: Note that when I divide 10 by 7, I get 3 as remainder. When I divide 11 by 7, I get 4 as remainder. When I divide 12 by 7, I get 5 as remainder. So when I divide consecutive integers by the same number, the remainders will also be consecutive (I will get 3, 4, 5, 6 and then back to 0, 1, 2 as remainders). If the seven numbers selected are consecutive, the remainders will also be consecutive i.e. they will be 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 (or 3, 4, 5, 6, 0, 1, 2 ) or any such sequence. In any case, the sum of the remainders will be 0+1+2+3+4+5+6 = 21. Sufficient.
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7, 13, 14, 21, 28, 35, 42
remainder = 0,6,0,0,0,0,0. = range 6 sum of remainders = 6

How is the range = 6?
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7, 13, 14, 21, 28, 35, 42
remainder = 0,6,0,0,0,0,0. = range 6 sum of remainders = 6

How is the range = 6?

The range of a set is the difference between the largest and smallest elements of a set. So, the range of {0, 6, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0} is 6 - 0 = 0.
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stat 1 : range = highest - lowest
there is a possibilty that one of the remainders is 0 and others are 6..
and lot of other cases..

stat 2: in consecutive 7 numbers.. one number will be divisible by 7,, rest will not be,,
hence the remainders will be 0,1,2,3,4,5,6

ans B
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Re: Seven different numbers are selected from the integers 1 to [#permalink]
Hello everyone..
I have just started preparing for GMAT. Pardon me for the silly doubt i am about to ask..
My doubt is not particular to this question..
Can anyone please guide me as to how to approach data sufficiency questions. Should i try and solve the answer choices first and then fit them into the question or try to find the answer to the question first and then look at the options.. i am a little confused about my approach...
I will be glad if anyone can guide me on this..
Thanks

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Hi Bunuel,

According to question stem, seven numbers selected have two properties:
1) They are more than 1 but less than 100 AND
2) Each are divided by 7.

So, if we select seven numbers which are divisible by 7, in each case the remainder is 0. So the range or sum is.

I will appreciate if you clarify my missing points here. Thanks.
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Re: Seven different numbers are selected from the integers 1 to [#permalink]
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Hi Bunuel,

According to question stem, seven numbers selected have two properties:
1) They are more than 1 but less than 100 AND
2) Each are divided by 7.

So, if we select seven numbers which are divisible by 7, in each case the remainder is 0. So the range or sum is.

I will appreciate if you clarify my missing points here. Thanks.

I think you misunderstood what is given in the stem. We are NOT told that numbers selected are DIVISIBLE by 7. We are told that "Seven different numbers are selected from the integers 1 to 100, and each number IS DIVIDED by 7. What is the sum of the remainders?"
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Re: Seven different numbers are selected from the integers 1 to [#permalink]
I thought each selected number is divisible by 7. But now its clear.

Thank you.

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Re: Seven different numbers are selected from the integers 1 to [#permalink]
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Seven different numbers are selected from the integers 1 to 100, and each number is divided by 7. What is the sum of the remainders?

(1) The range of the seven remainders is 6.
(2) The seven numbers selected are consecutive integers.

Hi avigutman,

Will appreciate your response for this sum.
Any simpler/easy method to solve this sum ?

Thanks
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PriyamRathor wrote:
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Seven different numbers are selected from the integers 1 to 100, and each number is divided by 7. What is the sum of the remainders?

(1) The range of the seven remainders is 6.
(2) The seven numbers selected are consecutive integers.

Hi avigutman,

Will appreciate your response for this sum.
Any simpler/easy method to solve this sum ?

PriyamRathor, no need to solve this sum. Just to confirm that we could solve it if we wanted to.
(1) isn't sufficient on its own because, to take an extreme example, you could have six numbers whose remainder is zero (e.g. 7, 14, 21, 28, 35, 42) and one number whose remainder is 6 (e.g. 6). This set of numbers is consistent with the free info and statement (1), and the sum of the seven remainders is 6 - but hopefully you can see that many other examples with many different sums can be easily constructed.
Statement (2) locks us in. In the world of divisibility by 7, there are exactly seven different "types" of numbers (remainder 0, 1, 2, ..., 5, 6). By analogy, the world of divisibility by 2 has exactly two different "types" of numbers: remainder 0 and remainder 1 (and, since there are only two types, we invented names for them: even and odd).
So, given that the seven numbers are consecutive (so their remainders will cycle through 0 - 6), we know exactly what the seven remainders are and we could find their sum if we wanted to.
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The main trap here is to pay close attention to the question - "Seven different numbers are selected" and not "Seven different numbers remainder values"

Otherwise the correct answer would have been D
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