May 17, 2007
By: Caroline Latham
Here is new brain teaser written by puzzle master Wes Carroll.
The Really, Really, Really Big Number
Type: MATH (Numerical/Abstract)
Intimidation Factor: HIGH — but don’t be scared!
When you divide 12 by 5, the remainder is 2; it’s what’s left over after you have removed all the 5s from the 12. When you raise 4 to the fifth power (that is, 45), you multiply four by itself five times: 4x4x4x4x4, which equals 1,024.
What is the remainder when you divide 100100 by 11?
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