# What is the greatest reminder you can have when is divided by two?

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- Ian HLv 72 months ago
Zero does not count as a remainder because it indicates exact division

without any part left over. Zero as a remainder is no remainder.

When dividing by 5 the greatest remainder you can have is 4

When dividing by n the greatest remainder you can have is n - 1

When dividing by 2 the greatest remainder you can have is 1

It is also the lowest remainder because it is the only one.

All odd numbers have remainder 1 when divided by 2.

All even numbers are exactly divisible by 2 and so there is no remainder.

- PuzzlingLv 72 months ago
A *reminder* is something that causes you to remember something. A *remainder* is a portion or amount that is left. You wanted to say *remainder*, not *reminder*.

In general, when you are dividing by a positive integer N, the largest remainder you can have is N-1.

If you end up with N (or higher) then you could still take out one more portion of N and reduce the remainder.

The only remainders when dividing by 2 are 0 or 1, with 1 being the greatest possible remainder.

Examples:

4/2 = 2 r 0

5/2 = 2 r 1

6/2 = 3 r 0

7/2 = 3 r 1

You get a remainder of 1 when you start with an odd number. You get a remainder of 0 when dividing an even number.

Answer:

1 is the greatest possible remainder when dividing by 2.

(2 is the greatest possible remainder when dividing by 3.)

(3 is the greatest possible remainder when dividing by 4.)

(N-1 is the greatest possible remainder when dividing by N.)

- dewcoonsLv 72 months ago
You have a reminder when you get down to a number from which you can no long extract "2". The only number(s) that is possible for are 1 and 0. However if you have 0 you do not have a reminder. So the ONLY reminder you could get when dividing by 2 is "1". It would be both the highest and the lowest.

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- llafferLv 72 months ago
When dividing by 2, the only two options for a remainder is 0 and 1.

If you end up with a remainder of 2 that means you didn't divide properly and it should have a remainder of 0.

So the highest remainder when dividing by 2 is 1.