SAT Math Multiple Choice Practice Question 588: Answer and Explanation

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Question: 588

2. What is the remainder when the sum of three consecutive even integers is divided by 6 ?

A. 0
B. 1
C. 2
D. 3
E. 4

Correct Answer: A

Explanation:

A Plug in! Come up with a list of three consecutive even integers, and divide by 6 to determine the remainder: 2 + 4 + 6 = 12. When 12 is divided by 6, the remainder is 0. If you are not sure, you can try with a different set of consecutive even integers: 10 + 12+ 14 = 36, and 36 is evenly divided by 6. The remainder will always be 0, answer A.

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