# Aptitude - Numbers - Discussion

Discussion Forum : Numbers - General Questions (Q.No. 99)

99.

In a division sum, the remainder is 0. As student mistook the divisor by 12 instead of 21 and obtained 35 as quotient. What is the correct quotient ?

Answer: Option

Explanation:

Number = (12 x 35)

Correct Quotient = 420 รท 21 = 20

Discussion:

18 comments Page 1 of 2.
Saurabh said:
1 year ago

Dividend =( divisor) X q + remainder.

Given:

Divisor = 12 , Quotient = 35, Remainder = 0 (Wrong data)

Divisor = 21 (Truedata)

Putting Wrong information in Formula We will get Dividend,

dividend = 12 x 35 = 420.

we know true Divisor.

Again By formula,

420/21 = 20 <==ANS.

Given:

Divisor = 12 , Quotient = 35, Remainder = 0 (Wrong data)

Divisor = 21 (Truedata)

Putting Wrong information in Formula We will get Dividend,

dividend = 12 x 35 = 420.

we know true Divisor.

Again By formula,

420/21 = 20 <==ANS.

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Priya said:
2 years ago

Thanks @Diksha!

Anwar said:
2 years ago

Thanks @Diksha.

Harsha said:
2 years ago

@Satish.

Thank you for your brief explanation.

Thank you for your brief explanation.

Bonny said:
3 years ago

Thanks @Diksha.

Jayashree said:
3 years ago

Thanks @Diksha.

Shuaib Ali said:
3 years ago

Thanks for the explanation @Diksha.

Namu said:
3 years ago

First I was not understanding, thanks to @Diksha for such a good explanation.

Sangita Ghosh said:
4 years ago

35*12 = 420,

Quotient = 420/21 = 20.

Quotient = 420/21 = 20.

RUCHIKA said:
4 years ago

A number when divided by 5.leaves 3 as a remainder, a candidate took 12 as divisor instead of 21.the quotient obtained by him was 35. Find the correct quotient.

Can anyone answer this?

Can anyone answer this?

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