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100 points for $49 worth of Veritas practice GMATs FREE VERITAS PRACTICE GMAT EXAMS Earn 10 Points Per Post Earn 10 Points Per Thanks Earn 10 Points Per Upvote ## When the positive integer x is divided by 9, the remainder tagged by: AAPL ##### This topic has 3 expert replies and 0 member replies ### Top Member ## When the positive integer x is divided by 9, the remainder ## Timer 00:00 ## Your Answer A B C D E ## Global Stats Difficult Manhattan Prep When the positive integer x is divided by 9, the remainder is 5. What is the remainder when 3x is divided by 9? A. 0 B. 1 C. 3 D. 4 E. 6 OA E. ### GMAT/MBA Expert GMAT Instructor Joined 25 May 2010 Posted: 15362 messages Followed by: 1866 members Upvotes: 13060 GMAT Score: 790 AAPL wrote: Manhattan Prep When the positive integer x is divided by 9, the remainder is 5. What is the remainder when 3x is divided by 9? A. 0 B. 1 C. 3 D. 4 E. 6 Let x=5, since dividing 5 by 9 yields a remainder of 5: 5/9 = 0 R5. When 3x=15 is divided by 9, we get: 15/9 = 1 R6. The correct answer is E. _________________ Mitch Hunt Private Tutor for the GMAT and GRE GMATGuruNY@gmail.com If you find one of my posts helpful, please take a moment to click on the "UPVOTE" icon. Available for tutoring in NYC and long-distance. For more information, please email me at GMATGuruNY@gmail.com. Student Review #1 Student Review #2 Student Review #3 Free GMAT Practice Test How can you improve your test score if you don't know your baseline score? Take a free online practice exam. Get started on achieving your dream score today! Sign up now. ### GMAT/MBA Expert GMAT Instructor Joined 09 Oct 2010 Posted: 1449 messages Followed by: 32 members Upvotes: 59 AAPL wrote: Manhattan Prep When the positive integer x is divided by 9, the remainder is 5. What is the remainder when 3x is divided by 9? A. 0 B. 1 C. 3 D. 4 E. 6 $$x \ge 1\,\,\,{\mathop{\rm int}} \,\,\,\left( * \right)$$ $$\left\{ \matrix{ 3x = 9J + R\,, \hfill \cr 0 \le R\,\,{\mathop{\rm int}} \,\le 8\,\,\,,\,\,J\,\,\mathop \ge \limits^{\left( * \right)} \,\,0\,\,\,{\mathop{\rm int}} \hfill \cr} \right.\,\,\,\,\,\,\,\,\,;\,\,\,\,\,\,\,\,? = R$$ $$x = 9Q + 5\,\,,\,\,\,Q\,\,\mathop \ge \limits^{\left( * \right)} \,\,0\,\,\,{\mathop{\rm int}} \,\,\,\,\,\mathop \Rightarrow \limits^{ \cdot \,\,3} \,\,\,\,\,3x = 9\left( {3Q} \right) + 9 + 6 = 9\left( {3Q + 1} \right) + 6\,\,\,\,\,\,\,\, \Rightarrow \,\,\,\,\,\,\,\,? = 6\,\,\,\,\,\,\,\left[ {\,{\rm{and}}\,\,J = 3Q + 1\,} \right]$$ This solution follows the notations and rationale taught in the GMATH method. Regards, Fabio. _________________ Fabio Skilnik :: GMATH method creator ( Math for the GMAT) English-speakers :: https://www.gmath.net Portuguese-speakers :: https://www.gmath.com.br ### GMAT/MBA Expert GMAT Instructor Joined 25 Apr 2015 Posted: 2852 messages Followed by: 18 members Upvotes: 43 AAPL wrote: Manhattan Prep When the positive integer x is divided by 9, the remainder is 5. What is the remainder when 3x is divided by 9? A. 0 B. 1 C. 3 D. 4 E. 6 OA E. We can let x = 14 since the remainder when 14 is divided by 9 is 5. So 3x = 42 and 42/9 = 4 R 6. Therefore, the remainder is 6. Alternate Solution: Since the remainder from the division of x by 9 is 5, we can write x = 9s + 5 for some positive integer s. Multiplying by 3, we get 3x = 27s + 15 = 27s + 9 + 6 = 9(3s + 1) + 6. Thus, the quotient is 3s + 1 and the remainder is 6. Answer: E _________________ Scott Woodbury-Stewart Founder and CEO scott@targettestprep.com See why Target Test Prep is rated 5 out of 5 stars on BEAT the GMAT. Read our reviews • Free Practice Test & Review How would you score if you took the GMAT Available with Beat the GMAT members only code • 5 Day FREE Trial Study Smarter, Not Harder Available with Beat the GMAT members only code • Get 300+ Practice Questions 25 Video lessons and 6 Webinars for FREE Available with Beat the GMAT members only code • Award-winning private GMAT tutoring Register now and save up to$200

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