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What is the remainder when the positive integer n is divided by 6?

(1) n is multiple of 5
(2) n is a multiple of 12
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What is the remainder when the positive integer n is divided by 6?

(1) n is multiple of 5. If n=5, then n yields the remainder of 5 when divided by 6 but if n=10, then n yields the remainder of 4 when divided by 6. We already have two different answers, which means that this statement is not sufficient.

(2) n is a multiple of 12. Every multiple of 12 is also a multiple of 6, thus n divided by 6 yields the remainder of 0. Sufficient.

Answer: B.

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What is the remainder when the positive integer n is divided by 6?

(1) n is multiple of 5
(2) n is a multiple of 12

* this is a question fromt the GMATprep test 1. Can someone please kindly provide solution and explanation?

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(1).

N=5A N can be 5,10,15,20,25 .... Now these values have different remainders when divided by 6 hence Insufficient

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N= 12B = > N => 6 (2B) = > N = 6C .... Hence Remainder when N is divided by '6' is '0' => Sufficient

Hence (B) !!
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I need some clarification on the first statement...

I know the numbers go like this: 3, 9, 15.....

But when 3 is divided by 6...how is that a remainder of 3?
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I need some clarification on the first statement...

I know the numbers go like this: 3, 9, 15.....

But when 3 is divided by 6...how is that a remainder of 3?


THEORY:
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).

For example positive integer n is divided by 25 yields the remainder of 13 can be expressed as: \(n=25q+13\). Now, the lowest value of \(q\) can be zero and in this case \(n=13\) --> 13 divided by 25 yields the remainder of 13. Generally when divisor (25 in our case) is more than dividend (13 in our case) then the reminder equals to the dividend. For example:
3 divided by 24 yields a reminder of 3 --> \(3=0*24+3\);
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5 divided by 6 yields a reminder of 5 --> \(5=0*6+5\),
or example from your post:
2 divided by 5 yields a reminder of 2 --> \(2=0*5+2\).

Hope it's clear.
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Statement 1:
Options for n = 5, 10, 15, 20...
When 10 is divided by 6, the remainder is 4.
When 15 is divided by 6, the remainder is 3.
Since the remainder can be different values, INSUFFICIENT.

Statement 2:
Options for n = 12, 24, 36, 48...
When 12 is divided by 6, the remainder is 0.
When 24 is divided by 6, the remainder is 0.
When 36 is divided by 6, the remainder is is 0.
Since the remainder is the same in every case, SUFFICIENT.

The correct answer is B.
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