1.
NUMBER SYSTEM
I. NUMERAL : In Hindu Arabic system, we use ten symbols 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7,
8, 9 called digits to represent any number.
A group of digits, denoting a number is called a numeral.
We represent a number, say 689745132 as shown below :
Ten
Crores
(10
8
)
Crores
(10
7
)
Ten Lacs
(Millions)
(10
6
)
Lacs
(10
5
)
Ten
Thousands
(10
4
)
Thousands
(10
3
)
Hundreds
(10
2
)
Tens
(10
1
)
Units
(10
0
)
6 8 9 7 4 5 1 3 2
We read it as : 'Sixtyeight crores, ninetyseven lacs, fortyfive thousand, one
hundred and thirtytwo'.
II.PLACE VALUE OR LOCAL VALUE OF A DIGIT IN A NUMERAL:
In the above numeral:
Place value of 2 is (2 x 1) = 2; Place value of 3 is (3 x 10) = 30;
Place value of 1 is (1 x 100) = 100 and so on.
Place value of 6 is 6 x 10
8
= 600000000
III.FACE VALUE: The face value of a digit in a numeral is the value of the digit
itself at whatever place it may be. In the above numeral, the face value of 2 is 2;
the face value of 3 is 3 and so on.
IV.TYPES OF NUMBERS
1.Natural Numbers : Counting numbers 1, 2, 3, 4, 5,..... are called natural
numbers.
2.Whole Numbers : All counting numbers together with zero form the set of whole
numbers. Thus,
(i) 0 is the only whole number which is not a natural number.
(ii) Every natural number is a whole number.
3.Integers : All natural numbers, 0 and negatives of counting numbers i.e.,
{,  3 ,  2 ,  1 , 0, 1, 2, 3,..} together form the set of integers.
(i) Positive Integers : {1, 2, 3, 4, ..} is the set of all positive integers.
(ii) Negative Integers : { 1,  2,  3,..} is the set of all negative integers.
(iii) NonPositive and NonNegative Integers : 0 is neither positive nor
negative.
So, {0, 1, 2, 3,.} represents the set of nonnegative integers, while
{0,  1 ,  2 ,  3 , ..} represents the set of nonpositive integers.
4. Even Numbers: A number divisible by 2 is called an even number, e.g., 2, 4, 6, 8,
10, etc.
5. Odd Numbers: A number not divisible by 2 is called an odd number. e.g., 1, 3, 5,
7, 9, 11, etc.
Points to Remember
The sum of any number of even numbers is always even.
The sum of odd number of odd numbers (i.e., the sum of 3 odd numbers,
the sum of 5 odd numbers, etc.)' is always odd.
The sum of even number of odd numbers (i.e., the sum of 2 odd
numbers, the sum of 4odd numbers, etc.) is always even.
The product of any number of odd numbers is always odd.
The product of any number of numbers where there is at least one even
number is even
Every even number greater than 4 can be expressed as a sum of two odd
prime numbers.
Difference between the squares of two consecutive numbers is always an odd
number (it is the sum of those two numbers).
6. Perfect Numbers
A number is said to be a perfect number if the sum of ALL its factors
excluding itself (but including 1) is equal to the number itself.
For example, 6 is a perfect number because the factors of 6, i.e., 1, 2
and 3 add up to the number 6 itself.
Other examples of perfect numbers are 28, 496, 8128. etc.
7. Prime Numbers: A number greater than 1 is called a prime number, if it has
exactly two factors, namely 1 and the number itself.
Prime numbers upto 100 are : 2, 3, 5, 7, 11, 13, 17, 19, 23, 29, 31, 37, 41,
43,47, 53, 59, 61, 67, 71, 73, 79, 83, 89, 97.
There is no general formula that can give prime numbers. Every prime
number greater than 3 can be written in the form of (6k + 1) or (6k  1) where k is
an integer. For the proof of this,
Prime numbers Greater than 100 : Let p be a given number greater than 100.
To find out whether it is prime or not, we use the following method :
Find a whole number nearly greater than the square root of p. Let k > *jp.
Test whether p is divisible by any prime number less than k. If yes, then p is not
prime. Otherwise, p is prime.
e.g, We have to find whether 191 is a prime number or not. Now, 14 >191.
Prime numbers less than 14 are 2, 3, 5, 7, 11, 13.
191 is not divisible by any of them. So, 191 is a prime number.
8. Composite Numbers: Numbers greater than 1 which are not prime, are known as
composite numbers, e.g., 4, 6, 8, 9, 10, 12.
Facts:
(i) 1 is neither prime nor composite.
(ii) 2 is the only even number which is prime.
(iii) There are 25 prime numbers between 1 and 100.
(iv) When a three digit number is reversed & the difference of these two numbers
is taken, the middle number is always 9 & the sum of the other two numbers is
always 9
(v) All numbers may be real or complex
(vi) If the sum of the factors of any particular number other than itself is equal to
that particular number, then the number is said as perfect number.
(vii) When multiplication of consecutive numbers is divided with 2, it always gives
the remainder of 0.
9. Coprimes: Two numbers a and b are said to be coprimes, if their H.C.F. is 1. e.g.,
(2, 3), (4, 5), (7, 9), (8, 11), etc. are coprimes,
10. Relative Primes
Two numbers are said to be relative primes or coprimes if they do not
have any common factor other than 1. For example, the numbers 15 and 16
do not have any common factors and hence they are relative primes. Please
note that none of the two numbers may individually be prime and still they
can be relative primes. Unity is a relative prime to all numbers.
11. Multiples
If one number is divisible exactly by a second number, then the first
number is said to be a multiple of the second number. For example, 15 is a
multiple of 5; 24 is a multiple of 4.
12. Factors
If one number divides a second number exactly, then the first number
is said to be a factor of the second number.
For example, 5 is a factor of 15; 3 is a factor of 18.
Factors are also called submultiples or divisors.
13. Ramanujan's number
The number 1729 is called Ramanujan's number.
It is the only smallest number that can be expressed as a sum of two cubes in
two different ways
1729 = 12
3
+ 1
3
= 10
3
+ 9
3
14. Fibonacci numbers
1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, 34, 55, 89, 144. ... is a fibonacci series.
Starting from the third number, every number is the sum of the two
immediately preceding numbers.
15.Factorial
The factorial of a whole number N is the continued product of all numbers
from 1 to N.
It is denoted by N! or lN.
Ex: 5! = 5 4 3 2 1 = 120
16. Fractional Numbers Numbers which have numerator & denominator (2/3)
i) Proper Fraction Number in which numerator is greater than denominator
ii) Improper Fraction Number in which denominator is greater than numerator
iii) Mixed Fraction Reason why mixed fraction has come in is to convert improper
fraction to a proper one since all fractions should be proper fractions.
iv) Rational Numbers Numbers where the decimals of their simplification
terminates at some point. Example 1/2, 3/2
v) Irrational Numbers Numbers where the decimals of their simplification do not
terminates. Example 2, , 5/3
vi) Real Numbers All the above seen numbers are real numbers
vii) Complex Numbers Numbers which are imaginary are complex numbers and
are represented as I
V.TESTS OF DIVISIBILITY
Number Rule Examble
2 A number is divisible by 2, if its unit's digit is any of 0,
2, 4, 6, 8.
1986
3 A number is divisible by 3, if the sum of its digits is
divisible by 3.
9123
4 A number is divisible by 4 if the number formed with
its last two digits is divisible by 4.
178564
5 A number is. divisible by 5 if its last digit is 5 or zero 100, 2005
6 A number is divisible by 6 if it is divisible both by 2
and 3
12, 24
7 (i) Subtract two times the unit digit from the remaining
number. If it is divisible by 7, then the number is also
divisible by 7.
ii)Group the number into three from the right hand
side and find the sum of odd groups separately. The
difference between the sums should be divisible by 7.
1729, 4093992
8 A number is divisible by 8, if the number formed by the
last 3 digits of the number is divisible by 8.
3816, 14328,
18864
9 A number is divisible by 9 if the sum of its digits is a
multiple of 9.
60732
10 A number is divisible by 10, if it ends with 0. 1980, 19870
11 If the sum of the alternate digits is the same or they
differ by the sum at the digits in the even places in the
number should be equal to zero or a multiple of 11.
785345, 132
13 i) Add four times the unit digit to the remaining
number
ii) Group the number into three from the right hand
side and find the sum of odd groups separately. The
difference between the sums should be divisible by 13
1274
12, 14,
15
Divisibility by numbers like 12, 14, 15 can be checked
out by taking factors of the number which are
relatively prime and checking the divisibility of the
given number by each of the factors. For example, a
number is divisible by 12 if it is divisible both by'3 and
4.
16 if the number formed by the last4 digits is divisible by 7957536
16.
17 Subtract five times the unit digit from the remaining
number
187
19 Add two times the unit digit to the remaining number. 665, 969
23 Add seven times the unit digit to the remaining
number.
24 A given number is divisible by 24, if it is divisible by
both3 and 8.
40 Number should be divisible by both 5 and 8
80 Number should be divisible by both 5 and 16
99 Number should be divisible by both 9 and 11
VI. MULTIPLICATION BY DISTRIBUTIVE LAW:
(i) a x (b + c) = a x b + a x c (ii) a x (bc) = a x (ba) x c.
Ex.(i) 567958 x 99999 = 567958 x (100000  1)
= 567958 x 100000  567958 x 1 = (56795800000  567958) = 56795232042. (ii) 978 x
184 + 978 x 816 = 978 x (184 + 816) = 978 x 1000 = 978000.
VII. BASIC FORMULAE
Binomial Theorem: (x + y)
n
=
n
x
n
+
n
x
n1
.y +
n
x
n2
.y
2
+ .. +
n
y
n
1. (a + b)
2
= a
2
+ b
2
+ 2ab 2. (a  b)
2
= a
2
+ b
2
 2ab
3. (a + b)
2
 (a  b)
2
= 4ab 4. (a + b)
2
+ (a  b)
2
= 2 (a
2
+ b
2
)
5. (a
2
 b
2
) = (a + b) (a  b) 6. (a + b + c)
2
= a
2
+ b
2
+ c
2
+ 2 (ab + bc + ca)
7. (a
3
+ b
3
) = (a +b) (a
2
 ab + b
2
) 8. (a
3
 b
3
) = (a  b) (a
2
+ ab + b
2
)
9. (a
3
+ b
3
+ c
3
3abc) = (a + b + c) (a
2
+ b
2
+ c
2
 ab  bc  ca)
10. If a + b + c = 0, then a
3
+ b
3
+ c
3
= 3abc.
SOME IMPORTANT RESULTS:
(i) Sum of first n, Natural numbers is (1 + 2 + 3 +. + n) =n(n+1)/2
(ii) Sum of the square of the first n Natural numbers (l
2
+2
2
+3
2
+..+n
2
)=
n(n+1)(2n+1)/6
(iii) Sum of the cubes of first n Natural number is (1
3
+ 2
3
+ 3
3
+ ... + n
3
) =n
2
(n+1)
2
(iv) Sum of the first n odd numbers, 1+3+5++n = n
(v) Sum of the first n even numbers, 2+4+6++n = n(n+1)
Surds and Indices:
Characteristics of square roots of numbers
1. If a square number ends in 9, its square root is a number ending in3 or 7.
2. If a square number ends in 1, its square root is a number ending in1 or 9.
3. If a square number ends in 5, its square root is a number ending in5
4. If a square number ends in 4, its square root is a number ending in2 or 8.
5. If a square number ends in 6, its square root is a number ending in4 or 6.
6. If a square number ends in 0, its square root is a number ending in 0.
VIII. DIVISION ALGORITHM
If we divide a given number by another number, then:
Dividend = (Divisor x Quotient) + Remainder
(i) (x
n
 a
n
) is divisible by (x  a) for all values of n.
(ii) (x
n
 a
n
) is divisible by (x + a) for all even values of n.
(ii) (x
n
+ a
n
) is divisible by (x + a) for all odd values of n.
XI. FINDING NUMBER OF ZEROES IN THE GIVEN FACTORIAL
No. of Zeroes in
1
i=1
!=
5
n
i
x
x ,
Where n= i when Numerator of x Denominator 5
i
Example: Find the no. of zeroes in 165!
Here, x = 165
To find n: When i = 1,
165
5 5
i
x
, When i = 2,
165
5 25
i
x
When i = 3,
165
5 125
i
x
, When i = 4,
165
5 625
i
x
Hence n = 4
So, No. of Zeroes in 165! =
4 1
i=1
165
165!=
5
i
165 165 165
5 25 125
= 40 Zeroes
X. FINDING LARGEST / MAXIMUM POWER OF A NUMBER IN A GIVEN
FACTORIAL
Step a) Let the factor be x & the number to which maximum power is to be found
be n.
Step b) Divide x with n & take the quotient.
Step c) Divide that quotient with n & take its quotient.
Step d) Repeat the same till the quotient value becomes lesser than n
Step e) Sum up all obtained quotient values to find the maximum power
Example: Largest power of 2 in 30! is?
Step a) x = 30 & n = 2
Step b) 30/2 = 15
Step c) 15/2 = 7
Step d) 7/2 =3, 3/2 = 1 (1 < 2, so terminate here)
Step e) 15 + 7 + 3 + 1 = 26
XI. HIERARCHY OF ARITHMETIC OPERATIONS
To simplify arithmetic expressions, which involve various operations like
brackets, multiplication, addition, etc. a particular sequence of the operations has
to be followed.
For example, 2 + 3 x 4 has to be calculated by multiplying 3 with 4 and the
result 12 added to 2 to give the final result of 14 (you should not add 2 to 3 first to
take the result 5 and multiply this 5 by 4 to give the final result as 20). This is
because in 'arithmetic operations, multiplication should be done first before
addition is taken up.
The hierarchy of arithmetic operations are given by a rule called VBODMAS
rule. The operations have to be carried out in the order, in which they appear in the
word VBODMAS, where different letters of the word VBODMAS stand for the
following operations:
VVinculum
B Brackets
O Of
D Division
M Multiplication
A  Addition
S Subtraction
There are four types of brackets:
(i) Vinculum: This is represented by a bar on the top of the numbers. For example, 2
+ 3  4 + 3; Here, the figures under the vinculum have to calculated as 4 + 3 first
and the "minus" sign before 4 is applicable to 7.Thus the given expression is
equal to 2 + 3  7 which is equal to 2.
(ii) Simple Brackets: These are represented by ( )
(iii)Curly Brackets: These are represented by { }
(iv) Square Brackets: These are represented by [ ]
After brackets is 0 in the BODMAS rule standing for "of' which means
multiplication. For example, 1/2 of 4 will be equal to 1/2 x 4 which is equal to 2.
After 0, the next operation is D standing for division. This is followed by M
standing for multiplication. After Multiplication, A standing for addition will be
performed. Then, S standing for subtraction is performed.
XII. FINDING UNIT DIGIT OF THE GIVEN NUMBER
Method 1
Let the number be x & p be the power value.
If the unit digit of x is 0, 1, 5 or 6, then the unit digit of xp = 0, 1, 5, 6 respectively
If the unit digit of x is 2, 3, 7 or 8, then divide p with 4 & take the remainder (r). If r
>0, then unit digit of xp = 2r, 3r, 7r or 8r. If r =0, then unit digit of xp =6, 1, 1 or 6
respectively.
If the unit digit is 4 or 9 and p is odd, then unit digit of xp =4 or 9 respectively & if p
is even, then unit digit of xp = 6 or 1 respectively.
Example: Unit place value of 2353
15
=?
Here unit digit of x is 3, so p should be divided with 4. Here p = 15.
Remainder of 15/4 = 3
3
r
= 3
3
= 27
Unit place value = 7
Method 2
Example: Unit place value of 235315 =?
Unit Place value of 35 = 3 & hence 315 = 33 = 3 * 3 * 3 = 9 * 3 = 7
Unit place value =7
Similarly for other numbers such as 2, 7 & 8, when power is raised to 5, it gives the
same number as unit place. So it is not necessary to repeat the first step for every
problem.
UNIT PLACE CHART:
Number 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
Power of 1 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
Power of 2 1 4 9 6 5 6 9 4 1
Power of 3 1 8 7 4 5 6 3 2 9
Power of 4 1 6 1 6 5 6 1 6 1
Power of 5 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
XIII. FINDING NUMBER OF PRIME FACTORS/ NO OF DEVISORS
Let n = a
p*
b
q
*c
r
i. No. of prime factors / No. of divisors = (p + 1) (q + 1) (r + 1)
Example: No. of prime factors in the expression 56 is?
56 = 2 * 2 * 2 * 7 = 2 * 7 (1, 2, 4, 7, 8, 14, 28, 56)
(3+1)* (1+1) = 8
ii. No of odd factor: Add all odd no+1 and multiple.
Ex: 56, odd factor is 1 & 7.. so take only 7 power value add 1.
iii. No of even factor =Total  odd factor.
Ex. 56 (2, 4, 8, 14, 28, 56)
The Sum of Factors/ Divisors =
1
1
1
p
a
a
1
1
1
r
b
b
Also sum of odd factor is take only odd numbers and even factor is total odd.
XIV. RECURRING DECIMAL TO A FRACTION
To convert recurring decimal (Obtained from irrational fraction) to a fraction,
the decimal should be considered as x first.
Case a) Let x = 0.333333  (1)
Here 3 (single digit) is getting repeated.
So multiply 10 on both the sides 10 x = 3.33333  (2)
Subtract (1) from (2) 9x = 3 x = 1/3
Case b) Let x = 0.636363  (1)
Here 63 (two digits) is getting repeated.
So multiply 100 on both the sides 100 x = 63.6363  (2)
Subtract (1) from (2) 99x = 63 x = 7/11
Case c) Let x = 0.16666.
100x = 16.666. (Here multiplying with 100 because two numbers in recurring
decimal)
10x = 1.666 (Here multiplying with 10 because we need to eliminate the
decimal value)
Subtracting above two equations we get, 90x = 15 x = 1/6
SOLVED PROBLEMS
1. 1+4+9+16+25+36+49+64+81+100 =?
1 + 2 + 3 + + 10 = [n (n+1) (2n+1)]/6
= [10 * 11 * 21]/6 = 385
2. What are the smallest numbers that must be added to 803642 in order to obtain
a multiple of 9 and 11 respectively?
Sum of the digits = 23
4 is to be added to 23 so that the number will be divisible by 9.
Sum of alternative numbers, 15 8 = 7 is to be added so that the no.
will be divisible by 11.
Hence, (4, 7)
3. How many times should the key of a typewriter be pressed in order to type
number 300 pages of a book?
1 to 9 = 9 [How to get 9? 91+1] * 1 = 9
10 to 99 = 90 [How to get 90? 9910+1] * 2 = 180
100 to 300 = 201 [How to get 201? 300100+1] * 3 = 603
792
792 times
4. Find the unit place of 7 * 8.
Therefore, 7 = 7= 3 (power/4 and find reminder, then num to the power rem.)
8 = 8^1=8
3*8= 4
5. On dividing 15968 by a certain number, the quotient is 89 and the remainder is
37. Find the divisor.
Divisor = (Dividend Remainder) / Quotient
= (15968 37) / 89 = 179
6. Find the remainder when 2^31 is divided by 5.
210 = 1024
210 * 210 * 210= ..4 * ..4 * ..4 = ..4
Therefore, 4 * 2 = 8
When any number which ends with 8 is divided by 5, it gives the remainder of 3.
(Or)
Find the power of 2 and divide by 5 where u get rem as 1, then write the no based
on that power value..
2
31
=> ( 2
2
=4 divide by 5 = rem 4 or 1, then 1* 1= 1 so 2
4
/5 rem =1)
(2
4
)
7
.2
3
= 1. 8=8 divide by 5 rem is 3.
7. {[2n+4 2(2)n ] / 2 * 2n+3} + 23 =?
[[2n+4 2(2) n]/ [2 * 2n+3]] + 23
[2n*24 21*2n]/ [2 * 2n * 23] +23
{2n [24  2]} / 2 * 2n * 23 + [1/23]
(1/23){[(24 2)/2] +1} = 8/8 = 1
8. What is the largest 4 digit no. that leaves the remainder of 6 when divided by 15?
Largest 4 digit no. = 9999
On dividing 9999 with 15, it leaves quotient of 666 & remainder of 9.
Therefore, 9999 9 = 9990 is the largest multiple of 15
If 9999 is added with 6, it gives the remainder of 6.
Hence, 9996 is the largest 4 digit no. that leaves the remainder of 6.
9. What least number must be added to 3000 to obtain a number exactly divisible by
19?
Sol. On dividing 3000 by 19, we get 17 as remainder.
Number to be added = (19  17) = 2.
10. A number being successfully divided by 3, 5 and 8 leaves remainders 1, 4 and 7
Respectively. Find the respective remainders if the order of divisors be reversed.
3 X
5 Y  1
8 Z  4
1  7
z = (8 x 1 + 7) = 15; y = {5z + 4) = (5 x 15 + 4) = 79; x = (3y + 1) = (3 x 79 + 1) = 238.
Now,
8 238
5 29  6
3 5  4
1  9,
Respective remainders are 6, 4, 2
11. The product of 4 consecutive even numbers is always divisible by?
A.600 B.768 C.864 D.384
Solution:
The product of 4 consecutive 4 numbers is always divisible by 4!.
Since, we have 4 even numbers, we have an additional 2 available with each
number.
It is always divisible by (2^4)4!=16(24)= 384.
12. Find the remainder when 2^99 is divided by 99?
Solution:
power of 2 reminder
1 2
2 4
3 8
4 16
5 32
6 64
7 128 = 29
8 58
9 116 = 17
power of 2 reminder
10 34
11 68
12 136 = 37
13 74
14 148 = 49
15 98
16 196 = 97
17 194 = 95
18 190 = 91
that the remainder when 2^15 is divided by 99 is 98:
2^15 = 99n + 98
I can write this also as
2^15 = 99(n+1)  1
so the remainder 98" can be considered as a remainder of 1.
But then I know that when I multiply 2^15 times 2^15, the remainder
will be (1) times (1), which is 1.
So I know that, (2^15)(2^15) = 2^30
has a remainder 1 when divided by 99.
2^99 = (2^30)(2^30)(2^30)(2^9)
and, since the remainder when 2^30 is divided by 99 is 1, the remainder when 2^99
is divided by 99 is the same as the remainder when 2^9 is divided by 99  and we
found in our table that this remainder is 17.
NOTE: Suppose we know that 2^n leaves remainder r when divided by 99. Then
we know that
2^n = 99a + r for some integer a
Now consider the next power of 2, which is 2^(n+1). We have
2^(n+1) = 2*(2^n) = 2*(99a + r) = (2*99)a + 2r
The (2*99)a is clearly divisible by 99, so the remainder when 2^(n+1)
is divided by 99 is the remainder when 2r is divided by 99. We have
two possible cases:
(1) if 2r < 99, then the remainder when 2^(n+1) is divided by 99 is 2r
(2) if 2r > 99, then the remainder when 2^(n+1) is divided by 99 is 2r99
13. A boy writes all the numbers from 100 to 999. The number of zeroes that he uses
is 'a', the number of 5's that he uses is 'b' and the number of 8's he uses is 'c'. What
is the value of b+ca?
Solution:
We can see by symmetry b=c and hence all we need to calculate b and a
b=280 and a=180
2ba= 380
14. What is the remainder when 9
1
+9
2
+9
3
+....+9
8
is divided by 6?
Solution:
6 is an even multiple of 3. When any even multiple of 3 is divided by 6, it will leave
a remainder of 0. Or in other words it is perfectly divisible by 6.
On the contrary, when any odd multiple of 3 is divided by 6, it will leave a
remainder of 3. For e.g when 9 an odd multiple of 3 is divided by 6, you will get a
remainder of 3.
9 is an odd multiple of 3. And all powers of 9 are odd multiples of 3.
Therefore, when each of the 8 powers of 9 listed above is divided by 6, each of them
will leave a remainder of 3.
The total value of the remainder =3+3+....+3(8 remainders)=24.
24 is divisible by 6. Hence, it will leave no remainder.
Hence, the final remainder when the expression 9
1
+9
2
+9
3
+....+9
8
is divided by 6 will
be equal to '0'.
15. The sum of three digit number is subtracted from the number. The resulting
number is always divisible by.
Solution:
Let the three digit number be 439
Sum of digits =16
Difference =43916=423 which is divisible by 9.
16. A and B are playing mathematical puzzles. A asks B "which whole numbers,
greater than one, can divide all the nine three digit numbers111, 222, 333, 444, 555,
666, 777, 888 and 999?" B immediately gave the desired answer. It was
Solution:
Each of the number can be written as a multiple of 111.
The factors of 111 are 3 and 37
Thus the desired answer is 3,37 and 111
17. What is the remainder let after dividing 1!+2!+3!.....+10! by 7?
Solution:
7!+8!+9!.......+100! is completely divisible by 7.
Now, 1!+2!+3!....+6!=873
When 873 is divided by 7 it leaves a remainder = 5.
18. The number 3 divides a with a result of b and a remainder of 2. The number 3
divides b with a result of 2 and a remainder of 1. What is the value of a?
Solution:
Since 3 divides b with a result of 2 and a remainder of 1, b=23+1=7.
Since number 3 divides a with a result of b (which we now know equals 7) and a
remainder of 2, a=b3+2=73+2= 23.
19. It is being given that (2
32
+ 1) is completely divisible by a whole number. Which
of the following numbers is completely divisible by this number?
A. (2
16
+ 1) B. (2
16
 1) C. (7 x 2
23
) D. (2
96
+ 1)
Solution:
Let 2
32
= x. Then, (2
32
+ 1) = (x + 1).
Let (x + 1) be completely divisible by the natural number N. Then,
(2
96
+ 1) = [(2
32
)
3
+ 1] = (x
3
+ 1) = (x + 1)(x
2
 x + 1), which is completely divisible by
N, since (x + 1) is divisible by N.
20. How many 3digit numbers do not have an even digit or a zero?
Solution:
There are 5 digits that are not even or zero: 1,3,5,7 and 9.
Now, lets count all the threedigit numbers that can be formed from these five
digits.
The first digit of the number can be filled in 5 ways with any one of the mentioned
digits.
Similarly, the second and third digits of the number can be filled in 5 ways.
Hence, the total number of ways of forming the threedigit number is 125(=555).
21. The LCM of two number is 4800 and their HCF is 160. If one number is 480,
then the second number is
Solution:
HCF LCM = product of two numbers
Hence,4800160=480x
x= 1600
22. N is the smallest number that has 5 factors. How many factors does (N  1)
have?
Solution:
A number that has 5 factors has to be of the form P
4
where 'p' is a prime number.
The smallest such number is 2
4
=16
Therefore, N1=15.
The factors of 15 are 1,3,5,15.
So, N  1 has 4 factors.
23. Which number will completely divide (4
61
+ 4
62
+ 4
63
+ 4
64
) always?
Solution:
The unit value:
For x=odd no:(1,3,5,..), 4 raised to x = 4
For x=even no:(2,4,6,..), 4 raised to x = 6
In here unit values are 4,6,4 and 6
So 4+6+4+6=20, The unit value is 0
So it is divisible by 10
(Or) (4
61
+ 4
62
+ 4
63
+ 4
64
) = 4
61
x (1 + 4 + 4
2
+ 4
3
) = 4
61
x 85
= 4
60
x (4 x 85)
= (4
60
x 340), which is divisible by 10.
24. (2
2
+ 4
2
+ 6
2
+ ... + 20
2
) = ?
Solution:
(2
2
+ 4
2
+ 6
2
+ ... + 20
2
) = (1 x 2)
2
+ (2 x 2)
2
+ (2 x 3)
2
+ ... + (2 x 10)
2
= (2
2
x 1
2
) + (2
2
x 2
2
) + (2
2
x 3
2
) + ... + (2
2
x 10
2
)
= 2
2
x [1
2
+ 2
2
+ 3
2
+ ... + 10
2
]
Ref: (1
2
+ 2
2
+ 3
2
+ ... + n
2
) =
1
n(n + 1)(2n + 1)
6
=
4 x
1
x 10 x 11 x 21
6
= (4 x 5 x 77)
= 1540.
25. Which of the following numbers will completely divide (3
25
+ 3
26
+ 3
27
+ 3
28
)?
A. 11 B. 16 C. 25 D. 30
Solution: (3
25
+ 3
26
+ 3
27
+ 3
28
) = 3
25
x (1 + 3 + 3
2
+ 3
3
) = 3
25
x 40
= 3
24
x 3 x 4 x 10 = (3
24
x 4 x 30), which is divisible by30.
26. (11
2
+ 12
2
+ 13
2
+ ... + 20
2
) = ?
Solution: (11
2
+ 12
2
+ 13
2
+ ... + 20
2
) = (1
2
+ 2
2
+ 3
2
+ ... + 20
2
)  (1
2
+ 2
2
+ 3
2
+ ... + 10
2
)
Ref: (1
2
+ 2
2
+ 3
2
+ ... + n
2
) =
1
n(n + 1)(2n + 1)
6
=
20 x 21 x 41

10 x 11 x 21
6 6
= (2870  385)
= 2485.
27. In a division sum, the divisor is 10 times the quotient and 5 times the
remainder. If the remainder is 46, what is the dividend ?
Solution: Divisor = (5 x 46) = 230
10 x Quotient = 230 =
230
= 23
10
Dividend = (Divisor x Quotient) + Remainder
= (230 x 23) + 46 = 5290 + 46 = 5336.
28. What will be remainder when (67
67
+ 67) is divided by 68 ?
Solution: (x
n
+ 1) will be divisible by (x + 1) only when n is odd.
(67
67
+ 1) will be divisible by (67 + 1)
(67
67
+ 1) + 66, when divided by 68 will give 66 as remainder.
29.
Solution:
30. Which of the following numbers will completely divide (3
19
+ 3
20
+ 3
21
+ 3
22)?
Solution:3
19
+ 3
20
+ 3
21
+ 3
22
= 3
19
(1 + 3 + 3
2
+ 3
3
) = 3
19
40 = 3
18
3 4 10
= 3
18
12 10 which is divisible by 12
31. A forester wants to plant 44 apples tree, 66 banana trees and 110 mango trees
in equal rows (in terms of number of trees). Also, he wants to make distinct rows of
tree (i.e. only one type of tree in one row). The number of rows (minimum) that
required is:
Solution: In such case, we first need to find the HCF of 44, 66, 110.
44=2*2*11, 66=2*3*11, 110=2*5*11, HCF= 2*11= 22.
Then, required numbers of rows,={(44/22)+(66/22)+(110/22)}=10.
32. If 146! Is divisible by 5^n, and then find the maximum value of n.
Solution: = [146/5] + [146/5^2] + [146/5^3] = 29+5+1. = 35.
33. The number of numbers from 1 to 200 which are divisible by neither 3 nor 7 is:
Solution: Number of numbers, which are (divisible by 3 + divisible by 7  divisible by
21), Number of number divisible by 3,= [(198  3) /3] +1 = 66
Number of numbers divisible by 7,= [(196  7) /7] +1 = 28
Number of number divisible by 21,= [(189  21) /21] +1 = 9
Thus, the divisible value = (66 +28 9) = 85
Thus, number of number which are not divisible by 3 or 7 = 200 85 = 115
34. A young girl counted in the following way on the fingers of her left hand. She
started calling the thumb 1, the index finger 2, middle finger 3, ring finger 4, little
finger 5, then reversed direction, calling the ring finger 6, middle finger 7, index
finger 8, thumb 9 and then back to the index finger for 10, middle finger for 11 and
so on. She counted up 1994. She ended on her.
Solution: If the girl counts the way as given in the question, the counting serial for
thumb will be 1, 9, 17, 25 . . . . Hence, number 1992 ( as 1992 is divisible by 8,
common difference of series formed by counting) will also fall on thumb. Hence,
number 1994 will end on her middle finger.
35. Find the remainder when 10 +10^2+10^3+10^4+............. + 10^99is divided by 6.
Solution: The remainder when 10 is divided by 6 is 4.
The remainder when 10^2is divided by 6 is 4.
The remainder when 10^3is divided by 6 is 4.
The remainder when 10^4is divided by 6 is 4.
Thus, remainder is always 4.
So, the required remainder,
= [4 +4 +4 +4 + ........ 99 times] / 6
396 /6. Thus, Required remainder is 0.
36. What is the remainder, when 2256 is divided by 17?
Sol. We can write 17 as 24 + 1 and 2256 as (24)64.
[If f(x) is divided by (x a), the remainder is f(a)]
The remainder is ( 1)64 = 1.
37. How many zeroes are at the end of 1000!
A. 200 B. 240 C. 248 D. 249
Sol: Since a zero at the end means a factor of ten, we need to determine how many
factors often are contained in 1000! Ten factors as 2*5, and since there will be more
factors of 2, we just need to count the factors of five.
1000/5 = 200, so 200 factors of 5
Furthermore, there are additional factors arising from higher powers of 5.
1000/25 = 40, so 40 additional factors of 5
1000/125 = 8, so 8 additional factors of 5
One factor of 625 also, so one additional factor.
Total: 200 + 40 + 8 + 1 = 249 factors of 5.
Consequently, 1000! ends in 249 zeros.
38. If 100 ! = 100 x 99 x 98 x x 2 x 1, the maximum power of 20 which will divide
100 ! is
A. 21 B. 22 C. 23 D. 24
20 can be written as 2^2 * 5. In 100! we have several even factors. Therefore we
need not check for 2. no of factors of 5 will determine the divisibility. there are 20
multiples of 5. plus 4 factors of 25(100, 75, 50, 25). Each of them giving one extra
multiple of 5. Therefore total of 24 factors of 5.
39. What is the minimum number of square marbles required to tile a floor of
length 5 metres 78 cm and width 3 metres 74 cm?
A. 176 B. 187 C.540 D. 748
The marbles used to tile the floor are square marbles. Therefore, the length of the
marble = width of the marble.
As we have to use whole number of marbles, the side of the square should a factor of
both 5 m 78 cm and 3m 74. And it should be the highest factor of 5 m 78 cm and 3m
74.
5m78cm=578cm and 3m74cm=374cm.
The HCF of 578 and 374 = 34.
Hence, the side of the square is 34.
The number of such square marbles required = 578374/ 3434
=1711= 187 marbles