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Find the common remainder.


Best Answer dark_magician_92, 30 May 2013 - 02:17 PM

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Posted 27 May 2013 - 04:05 AM

480608 , 508811 , 723217. These three numbers, when divided by a certain natural number > 1 , all yield the same remainder. What is that divisor and that remainder?

 

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Posted 27 May 2013 - 02:20 PM

common factor of difference between pairs of numbers


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Posted 27 May 2013 - 02:29 PM

common factor of difference between pairs of numbers

Excellent idea! Now carry it out.
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Posted 30 May 2013 - 02:17 PM   Best Answer

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