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The number <math>72+1=73</math> satisfies both conditions. We subtract the biggest multiple of <math>11</math> less than <math>73</math> to get the remainder. Thus, <math>73-11(6)=73-66=\boxed{\textbf{(E) }7}</math>.
 
The number <math>72+1=73</math> satisfies both conditions. We subtract the biggest multiple of <math>11</math> less than <math>73</math> to get the remainder. Thus, <math>73-11(6)=73-66=\boxed{\textbf{(E) }7}</math>.
  
==Solution 2==
 
 
We can use modular arithmetic to solve this.
 
Firstly, we can form the equations:
 
 
<math>1\equiv N \pmod{9}\\
 
3\equiv N \pmod{10}.</math>
 
 
Therefore, <math>N = 9x + 1</math> and <math>N = 10y + 3</math>.
 
Since the divisibility rule for <math>10</math> is that the last digit has to be <math>0</math>, we can say that a number that has a remainder of <math>3</math> when divided by <math>10</math> ends in <math>3</math>.
 
 
As the number is <math>1</math> more than a multiple of <math>9</math>, the multiple of <math>9</math> ends in <math>2</math>. The numbers that are greater than <math>9</math> and end in <math>2</math> are:
 
<math>12, 22, 32, 42, 52, 62, 72, 82, 92</math> and so on. We can see that <math>72</math> is the smallest positive multiple of <math>9</math> that ends in a <math>2</math>, so <math>N</math> must equal <math>72 + 1 = 73</math>.
 
 
Now, we need to find the remainder when <math>73</math> is divided by <math>11</math>. The largest multiple of <math>11</math> that is less than <math>73</math> is <math>66</math>, so <math>73 - 66 = 7</math> is the remainder when <math>N</math> is divided by <math>11</math>.
 
 
Our answer is <math>\boxed{\textbf{(E) }7}</math>.
 
 
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Revision as of 13:38, 21 December 2016

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 $3$. Because there is a remainder of $1$ when it is divided by $9$, the multiple of $9$ must end in a $2$. 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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