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When a number is divided by a divisor it leaves a remainder 72. However, when twice the number is divided by the same divisor, the remainder obtained is 46. What is the value of the divisor? 98 99 100 101 102 Source: 4gmat
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Suppose we have number \(n\) and it is divided by a divisor \(d\) with a quotient \(q\) and remainder 72. Then we have: \(n=d\cdot q+72\) Multiply by 2 this equation: \(2n=d\cdot 2q+ 144\) When divide \(2n\) by \(d\) again we will have remainder equal to the remainder when 144 is divided by \(d\) since \(d*2q\) is divisible by \(d\). Therefore d=14446=98. The correct answer is A. Hint: If the divisor doesn't change in the problem, you can work only with remainders. We have a remainder 72. If we multiply the number by 2, it's remainder will double: 72*2=144 Then d=14446=98.
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smyarga wrote: Suppose we have number \(n\) and it is divided by a divisor \(d\) with a quotient \(q\) and remainder 72. Then we have: \(n=d\cdot q+72\) Multiply by 2 this equation: \(2n=d\cdot 2q+ 144\) When divide \(2n\) by \(d\) again we will have remainder equal to the remainder when 144 is divided by \(d\) since \(d*2q\) is divisible by \(d\). Therefore d=14446=98.
The correct answer is A.
Hint: If the divisor doesn't change in the problem, you can work only with remainders. We have a remainder 72. If we multiply the number by 2, it's remainder will double: 72*2=144 Then d=14446=98. I'm sorry smyarga, i don't get the red part. Could you explain please?



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oss198 wrote: smyarga wrote: Suppose we have number \(n\) and it is divided by a divisor \(d\) with a quotient \(q\) and remainder 72. Then we have: \(n=d\cdot q+72\) Multiply by 2 this equation: \(2n=d\cdot 2q+ 144\) When divide \(2n\) by \(d\) again we will have remainder equal to the remainder when 144 is divided by \(d\) since \(d*2q\) is divisible by \(d\). Therefore d=14446=98.
The correct answer is A.
Hint: If the divisor doesn't change in the problem, you can work only with remainders. We have a remainder 72. If we multiply the number by 2, it's remainder will double: 72*2=144 Then d=14446=98. I'm sorry smyarga, i don't get the red part. Could you explain please? \(2n/d=2q+ 144/d\) So, the remainder will come only as a remainder of 144 when divided by \(d\).
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smyarga wrote: oss198 wrote: smyarga wrote: Suppose we have number \(n\) and it is divided by a divisor \(d\) with a quotient \(q\) and remainder 72. Then we have: \(n=d\cdot q+72\) Multiply by 2 this equation: \(2n=d\cdot 2q+ 144\) When divide \(2n\) by \(d\) again we will have remainder equal to the remainder when 144 is divided by \(d\) since \(d*2q\) is divisible by \(d\). Therefore d=14446=98.
The correct answer is A.
Hint: If the divisor doesn't change in the problem, you can work only with remainders. We have a remainder 72. If we multiply the number by 2, it's remainder will double: 72*2=144 Then d=14446=98. I'm sorry smyarga, i don't get the red part. Could you explain please? \(2n/d=2q+ 144/d\) So, the remainder will come only as a remainder of 144 when divided by \(d\). Thank you! but how can you then conclude d=14446=98 ?



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oss198 wrote: Thank you! but how can you then conclude d=14446=98 ?
We know that 144 when divided by \(d\) has a remainder 46. Hence, \(144=d*a+46\), where \(a\) is quotient. So, \(d*a=14446=98\). Divisor \(d\) must be a factor of 98, and must be greater than 72, because divisor is always greater than a remainder. The only one possible such value is 98. Sorry, for not enough detailed explanation:(
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smyarga wrote: oss198 wrote: Thank you! but how can you then conclude d=14446=98 ?
We know that 144 when divided by \(d\) has a remainder 46. Hence, \(144=d*a+46\), where \(a\) is quotient. So, \(d*a=14446=98\). Divisor \(d\) must be a factor of 98, and must be greater than 72, because divisor is always greater than a remainder. The only one possible such value is 98. Sorry, for not enough detailed explanation:( Thank you very much ! (: it was not a bad explanation, I only have a big weakness with remainders..



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Its as simple as multiply 72*2 and then subtract 46 = 98.
Here is why.. The original number is 72 more than a multiple of the divisor. when the number is multiplied by 2, the resulting number is 144 more than a multiple of the divisor. But its given that its also 46 more than the multiple of the divisor. SO we do 14446 = 98.
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smyarga wrote: oss198 wrote: Thank you! but how can you then conclude d=14446=98 ?
We know that 144 when divided by \(d\) has a remainder 46. Hence, \(144=d*a+46\), where \(a\) is quotient. So, \(d*a=14446=98\). Divisor \(d\) must be a factor of 98, and must be greater than 72, because divisor is always greater than a remainder. The only one possible such value is 98. Sorry, for not enough detailed explanation:(  Hi sorry, even I am pretty weak with remainders.. Sorry to ask a silly question.. But you said, 98 is a factor of 'd' , the divisor. How is it so?



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alphonsa wrote: smyarga wrote: oss198 wrote: Thank you! but how can you then conclude d=14446=98 ?
We know that 144 when divided by \(d\) has a remainder 46. Hence, \(144=d*a+46\), where \(a\) is quotient. So, \(d*a=14446=98\). Divisor \(d\) must be a factor of 98, and must be greater than 72, because divisor is always greater than a remainder. The only one possible such value is 98. Sorry, for not enough detailed explanation:(  Hi sorry, even I am pretty weak with remainders.. Sorry to ask a silly question.. But you said, 98 is a factor of 'd' , the divisor. How is it so? hi Alphonsa, \(d*a=14446=98\) so \(d*a=98\). That means that d is a factor of 98. It also means that 98 is a multiple of d.



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Hi sorry, even I am pretty weak with remainders.. Sorry to ask a silly question.. But you said, 98 is a factor of 'd' , the divisor. How is it so?[/quote] hi Alphonsa, \(d*a=14446=98\) so \(d*a=98\). That means that d is a factor of 98. It also means that 98 is a multiple of d.[/quote]  Terribly sorry, for the foolish questions I may be raising



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alphonsa wrote: When a number is divided by a divisor it leaves a remainder 72. However, when twice the number is divided by the same divisor, the remainder obtained is 46. What is the value of the divisor?
98 99 100 101 102 Source: 4gmat Remainder = 72 for "x" As x doubles to 2x, remainder also doubles = 72*2 = 144 Quotient = 144  46 = 98 Answer = A
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