When a number is divided by 13 the remainder is 11 . When the same number is divided by 17 remainder is 9. What is the number
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1. User Answers Johnny3411
the answer is 13*9+11=128 or 17*7+9=128 
2. User Answers JonHenderson55
Answer: The number is: 349 .
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Explanation:
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Let "x" represent the number we wish to find:
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Given: "When a number ("x") is divided by "13", the remainder is "11".
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As such,
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→ x = 13p + 11 ;
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Given: "When the same number ("x") is divided by "17", the remainder is "9".
As such:
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→ x = 17q + 9
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Since x = 13p + 11 ; and x = 17q + 9 ;
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→ 13p + 11 = 17q + 9 ; → Subtract "13p" and subtract "11" from EACH side of the equation;
__________________________→ 13p + 11 − 13p − 11 = 17q − 13p + 9 − 11 ;
to get:
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→ 0 = 17q − 13p − 2 ; ↔ 17q − 13p − 2 = 0 ;
→ Add "2" to each side of the equation;
→ 17q − 13p − 2 + 2 = 0 + 2 ;
→ to get: 17q − 13p = 2 ;
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Now, solve for "q", by isolating "q" on one side of the equation:
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→ We have: 17q − 13p = 2 ;
→ Add "13p" to EACH side of the equation: 17q − 13p + 13p = 2 + 13p ;
→ to get: 17q = 2 + 13p ;
→Now, divide EACH side of the equation by "17"; to isolate "q" on one side of the question, and to solve for "q" ;
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→ 17q / 17 = (2 + 13p) / 17 ;
→ q = (2 + 13p) /17
The value of "p" for which "[(2 + 13p) /17]" is a whole number is:
"26" (p = 26) ; How do we get this? We know that "q" should be greater than "1", so we can start with "p = 2"; we get: 13*p = 13*2 = 26, which happens to be a whole number, "26", at the lowest possible value of "p". So we do not have to work with more complicated methods.
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So, since we have:
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x = 13p + 11 ;
→ We can plug in our value of "26" for "p", and solve for "x" ;
→ x = (13*26) + 11 ;→ x = (338) + 11 ;
→ x = 349; which is our answer.
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Let us check our answer.
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Given:
"When a number is divided by 13 the remainder is 11."
So, when 349 is divided by 13, is the remainder, "11"??
(i.e. 349 ÷ 13 =? a whole number value PLUS (11/13)???
→ 349 ÷ 13 = 26.8461538461538462 ;
and: 11/13 = 0.8461538461538462 ; so, YES!
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When 349 is divided by 17, is the remainder "9"?
(i.e. does 349 ÷ 17 = a whole number value, PLUS (9/17)??
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→ 349 ÷ 17 = 20.5294117647058824 ;
→ 9 ÷ 17 = 0.5294117647058824; so, YES!
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