2016 AMC 8 Problems/Problem 5

Problem

The number $N$ is a two-digit number.

• When $N$ is divided by $9$, the remainder is $1$.

• When $N$ is divided by $10$, the remainder is $3$.

What is the remainder when $N$ is divided by $11$?


$\textbf{(A) }0\qquad\textbf{(B) }2\qquad\textbf{(C) }4\qquad\textbf{(D) }5\qquad \textbf{(E) }7$

Solution 1

From the second bullet point, we know that the second digit must be $3$, for a number divisible by $10$ ends in zero. Since there is a remainder of $1$ when $N$ is divided by $9$, the multiple of $9$ must end in a $2$ for it to have the desired remainder$\pmod {10}.$ We now look for this one:

$9(1)=9\\ 9(2)=18\\ 9(3)=27\\ 9(4)=36\\ 9(5)=45\\ 9(6)=54\\ 9(7)=63\\ 9(8)=72$

The number $72+1=73$ satisfies both conditions. We subtract the biggest multiple of $11$ less than $73$ to get the remainder. Thus, $73-11(6)=73-66=\boxed{\textbf{(E) }7}$.

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Solution 3

We know that the number has to be one more than a multiple of $9$, because of the remainder of one, and the number has to be $3$ more than a multiple of $10$, which means that it has to end in a $3$. Now, if we just list the first few multiples of $9$ adding one to the number we get: $10, 19, 28, 37, 46, 55, 64, 73, 82, 91$. As we can see from these numbers, the only one that has a three in the denominator is $73$, thus we divide $73$ by $11$, getting $6$ $R7$, hence, $\boxed{\textbf{(E) }7}$. -fn106068

We could also remember that, for a two-digit number to be divisible by $9$, the sum of its digits has to be equal to $9$. Since the number is one more than a multiple of $9$, the multiple we are looking for has a ones digit of $2$, and therefore a tens digit of $9-2 = 7$, and then we could proceed as above. -vaisri

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See Also

2016 AMC 8 (ProblemsAnswer KeyResources)
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Problem 4
Followed by
Problem 6
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