Discussion :: Numbers

In dividing a number by 585, a student employed the method of short division. He divided the number successively by 5, 9 and 13 (factors 585) and got the remainders 4, 8, 12 respectively. If he had divided the number by 585, the remainder would have been
Answer : Option D
Explanation :
5  x z = 13 x 1 + 12 = 25  9  y  4 y = 9 x z + 8 = 9 x 25 + 8 = 233  13 z  8 x = 5 x y + 4 = 5 x 233 + 4 = 1169   1 12 585) 1169 (1 585  584  Therefore, on dividing the number by 585, remainder = 584.
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