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Broken Egg Math Problem
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broken eggs math problem

A woman was carrying a basket of eggs to market when a passer-by bumped her. She dropped the basket and all the eggs broke.
The passer-by, wishing to pay for her loss asked 'How many eggs were in your basket?'
I don't remember exactly, the woman replied, but I do recall that whether I divided the eggs by 2,3,4,5 or 6 there was always one egg left over.
When I took the eggs out in groups of seven, I emptied the basket. Can you find atleast how many eggs were ther in the basket?

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Lets take there were 'n' eggs in the basket and satisfying the given conditions
'n' should be divisible by 7
'n-1' should be divisible by 2,3,4,5 and 6

LCM of 2,3,4,5 and 6 is 60, So n = 61 (but not divisible by 7)
Next try n as 121, but still not divisible by 7

Likewise 301 is the least possible number satisfying both the conditions. So there were atleast 301 eggs in her basket.

Guest Said:Posted On 2017-05-05

bro its wrong correct ans will be 59 egg 59/5=11.(4 reminder) 59/4=14.(3 reminde) . . . 59/2=29.(1 reminder)

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