Mathematics

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.

1 Answer

  • Answer:

      Matt is not correct

    Step-by-step 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.

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