Saturday, August 30, 2008

A question to 8-year olds!!:-o

Find the smallest number that when divided by n yields the remainder (n-1) for 2 <= n <= 10 (ie. dividing n by 10 yields 9, by 9 yields 8...).

Believe it or not, this was one of the questions asked for a 3rd standard annual exam (state syllabus).

3 comments:

sandeep-rb said...

i really cant believe it

Anonymous said...

3rd std!!! There should be some typing mistake!! Or did you mean "A question to 8th std kids'..

-Vivek

Balagopal said...

Ya, I think there was a typing mistake. But on the part of those who typed the question paper. Maybe it was supposed to be an 8th std. question. Got this info from my roomie. His sister is in 3rd std.