Source: Revised GRE PDF 2nd Ed. Section 6; #6 (p. 86)


n is a positive integer

n is a positive integer. Quantity A: The remainder when n is divided by 5 Quantity B: The remainder when n + 10 is divided by 5 Quantity A is greater., Quantity B is greater., The two quantities are equal., The relationship cannot be determined from the information given.

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Georgiy Danielyan

What if N is equal to 1? or any number less than 5?

Nov 25, 2014 • Comment

Alex Michael Lawrence

Would really love an answer to this question. To me, if n = 1 then there is a remainder of 5 but 11 would leave a remainder of 1

Sep 19, 2015 • Reply

Sam Kinsman, Magoosh Tutor

If N is 1, then the remainder would be 1 for both cases (A and B). If we divide 1 by 5, 5 can go into 1 zero times, and the remainder is 1. If we divide 11 by 5, the quotient is 2, and the remainder is 1.

Nov 4, 2015 • Reply


Gravatar Chris Lele, Magoosh Tutor

Sep 27, 2012 • Comment

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