Question of The Day19-04-2021

Find the smallest number which, when divided by 5, 6 and 7 leaves remainder 3 in each case but the number is exactly divisible by 9?

Correct Answer : c ) 423

Explanation :

According to the question

The number exactly divisible by 5,6 and 7 = K times of LCM of (5, 6 and 7)

Where, K is any integer

Taking the LCM of (5, 6, 7) K = 5 * 6 * 7 * K

⇒ 210K

According to the question,

Remainder in each case = 3

⇒ Thus, the required number becomes = 210 * k + 3

The number is exactly divisible by 9,

So, $$210K+3 \over 9$$ should give zero remainder

⇒Remainder $$({207K \over 9})$$+Remainder$$({{3K+3}\over 9})$$=0

As, 207 is completely divisible by 9 so,

Remainder$$({{3K+3} \over 9})$$=0

Let the value of K be 2

Then, 3K + 3 = 3 * 2 + 3 = 9

⇒Re$${9 \over 9}$$=0

Thus, Required number = 210 * 2 + 3 = 423

Hence, (c) is the correct answer.

Check the divisibility rule of 9.

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