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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  • 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.


    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.