2016 AMC 8 Problems/Problem 5
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Problem
The number is a two-digit number.
• When is divided by , the remainder is .
• When is divided by , the remainder is .
What is the remainder when is divided by ?
Solution 1
From the second bullet point, we know that the second digit must be , for a number divisible by ends in zero. Since there is a remainder of when is divided by , the multiple of must end in a for it to have the desired remainder We now look for this one:
The number satisfies both conditions. We subtract the biggest multiple of less than to get the remainder. Thus, .
Solution 2 ~ More efficient for proofs
This two digit number must take the form of where and are integers to However, if x is an integer, we must have So, the number's new form is This needs to have a remainder of when divided by Because of the divisibility rule, we have We subtract the three, getting which simplifies to However, so and
Let the quotient of in our modular equation be and let our desired number be so and We substitute these values into and get so As a result,
- Alternatively, we could have also used a system of modular equations to immediately receive
To prove generalization vigorously, we can let be the remainder when is divided by Setting up a modular equation, we have Simplifying, If then we don't have a 2 digit number! Thus, and
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 . Now, if we just list the first few multiples of 9 adding one to the number we get: . As we can see from these numbers, the only one that has a three in the denominator is , thus we divide by , getting , hence, . -fn106068
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