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When 100 is divided by positive integer x, the remainder is 2. What is the remainder when 198 is divided by x?
A) 2
B) 3
C) 4
D) 6
E) 8
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When 100 is divided by positive integer x, the remainder is 2. What is the remainder when 198 is divided by x?
A) 2
B) 3
C) 4
D) 6
E) 8


if100/x leaves a reminder 2 then (100-2) i.e. 98 is divisible by x
So (100+98)/x leaves a reminder rem(100/x)+rem(98/x)=> 2+0=2

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Kusena, why is 98 divisible by 2? if you are using the formula 100=xq+2, then xq=98? what am I missing here?

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LinaNY wrote:
Kusena, why is 98 divisible by 2? if you are using the formula 100=xq+2, then xq=98? what am I missing here?



Yes, i am using the formula 100=x*quotient+2(remainder)

100-2=x*quotient
98=x*Quotient
so 98 is a multiple of X,hence the remainder will be zero when 98 is divided by x...

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thanks, kusena. I totally overlooked that 98 will be a multiple of x

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LinaNY wrote:
When 100 is divided by positive integer x, the remainder is 2. What is the remainder when 198 is divided by x?
A) 2
B) 3
C) 4
D) 6
E) 8


When 100 is divided by positive integer x, the remainder is 2 --> 100 is 2 greater than a multiple of x, so 98 IS a multiple of x.

198 = 100 + 98 = 100 + {a multiple of x}, thus the remainder when 198 is divided by x is 2.

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Ok ,,
We can do it in two ways.
1) Select a factor for 98 , since 2 is a remainder. So one factor is 7 and another is 49
198/7 = > quotient of 28 and remainder of 2
198/49 => quotient of 4 and remainder of 2.. and likewise. infact when the question says what is the remainder, it is intuitively like we should get only one remainder no matter what the divisor is. So we can take any divisor of 98 and arrive at the same answer. 98*2 = 196 and remainder of 2!

2) Algebra --
98 = x*p+0
198 = 100+98
=> 198 = x*p + 2 + x*p
=> 198 = 2(x*p)+2.. Here we go with remainder of 2.

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LinaNY wrote:
When 100 is divided by positive integer x, the remainder is 2. What is the remainder when 198 is divided by x?
A) 2
B) 3
C) 4
D) 6
E) 8



100 can be written as:

100 = ax+2; where a is any integer not equal to zero.

This means ax = 98

100+98 = ax+2+ax
198 = 2ax+2

when 198 is divided by x, it cane be seen from above that remainder would be 2.

A is the answer.

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Give me an algebraic Solution
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LinaNY wrote:
When 100 is divided by positive integer x, the remainder is 2. What is the remainder when 198 is divided by x?
A) 2
B) 3
C) 4
D) 6
E) 8


100-2=98=qx+0 remainder
2*98=196=2qx+0 remainder
198-196=2 remainder
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