Aptitude | Arithmetic Aptitude 6 | Question 3

What least number must be subtracted from 5000 to get a number exactly divisible by 23?

(A) 10
(B) 2
(C) 7
(D) 9


Answer: (D)

Explanation:

Let us divide 5000 by 23.

23) 5000 (217
      46
      ….
        40
        23
        ….
         170
         161
         …..
            9

We get 9 as remainder.

Therefore required number to be subtracted = 9


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