Matt had instructions to take a box of nails to a classroom that has a number equal to the remainder of the division 2960÷9. matt took the nails to class room 1
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Question
Matt had instructions to take a box of nails to a classroom that has a number equal to the remainder of the division 2960÷9. matt took the nails to class room 17. without performing calculations, tell whether matt is correct. Explain your mathematical thinking.
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1. User Answers sqdancefan
Answer:
Matt is not correct
Stepbystep explanation:
The remainder from division by 9 will always be a number less than 9. The number 17 is not less than 9, so Matt made an error.
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Matt may have tried to find the remainder by adding the digits of the dividend:
2 + 9 + 6 + 0 = 17
Matt needs to continue this process until he gets a single digit:
1 + 7 = 8
8 is the remainder from the division.