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Division Algorithm

  1. Jun 11, 2010 #1
    Find the quotient and the remainder when 15 is divided by 29. Use the division algorithm to write your answer as a linear equation (i.e., use the division algorithm to write 15 divided by 29 as a linear equation)

    I wrote 15=29*0+15 but this problem was marked wrong when I submitted it.

    How should it be written?
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  3. Jun 11, 2010 #2


    Staff: Mentor

    Maybe it was looking for 15 = 0*29 + 15.
  4. Jun 11, 2010 #3
    0*29 and 29*0 doesn't change the anything
  5. Jun 11, 2010 #4


    Staff: Mentor

    Right. I'm assuming that you are submitting this to some sort of computer application. If the application is brain-dead and looking for input in one way, it might not have the program logic to know that what you entered is equivalent to what I wrote.

    I don't see anything wrong with your answer - I'm just trying to come up with an explanation of why it might have been marked wrong, that's all.
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