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What is the remainder for the following:

\(\frac{6^{35} - 6^{25} - 2}{6}\)?

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D 4
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QUESTION IS ASKING REMAINDER
=6^35-6^25-2/6
=6^10-2/6
=6^9*6-2/6
=1*1*1*1*1*1*1*1*1*6-2/6
=6-2/4 =4/6
which is reminder 4
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(6^35 - 6^25 )..whatever will be the value of this ..it will be a multiple of 6 or it will be divisible by 6. Example- 6^2-6 = 30 which is divisible by 6. It follows from the rule "If two multiples of a number are subtracted then the result would be another multiple of that number. Example 49-14=35..49 and 14 are multiple of 7 and the resultant is also a multiple of 7.
Now, in the question.. 6^35-6^25 will result in a multiple of 6. Subtracting 2 from a multiple of 6 will leave remainder as 4.Example- 18 is divisible by 6 and if we subtract 2 from 18 we get 16. 16÷6 will leave remainder as 4. Hence, for the question under discussion, 4 will be the remainder.

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What is the remainder for the following:

\(\frac{6^{35} - 6^{25} - 2}{6}\)?

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\(6^{25}(6^{10} -1) -2 = 6k + 6 -2 = 6k +4\)
Remainder when \(6^{35} - 6^{25} - 2\) is divided by 6 is 4.

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\(=\frac{6^{35}}{6}−\frac{6^{25}}{6}−\frac{2}{6}\)

Both \(\frac{6^{35}}{6}\) and \(\frac{6^{25}}{6}\) leave NO reminder. \(\frac{-2}{6}\) has a reminder of -2 or (6-2)=4.

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henilshaht wrote:
What is the remainder for the following:

\(\frac{6^{35} - 6^{25} - 2}{6}\)?

A 1
B 2
C 3
D 4
E 5


\(6^{25}(6^{10} -1) -2 = 6k + 6 -2 = 6k +4\)
Remainder when \(6^{35} - 6^{25} - 2\) is divided by 6 is 4.

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Can you please elaborate on term "6k+6" used in your solution ? How did you get that
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henilshaht wrote:
What is the remainder for the following:

\(\frac{6^{35} - 6^{25} - 2}{6}\)?

A 1
B 2
C 3
D 4
E 5


Recall that 6 raised to any positive integer power is always divisible by 6. Thus, we see that the first two terms are divisible by 6. Therefore, the remainder is the last term “-2.” Since -2 can’t be remainder (remainder can’t be negative), we can add 6 to -2 to obtain 4 as the actual remainder.

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