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# Interpreting remainders

Interpret remainders in word problems.

## Introduction

In the last article, we learned that a $7\xf73$ , we get $2$ with a remainder of $1$ , which can be written like this:

*remainder*is what*remains*after dividing. For example, when dividingBut what do remainders mean in the real world? To answer this question, let's think through some examples.

## Problem Set 1

## Problem 2: Penguins

There are $13$ penguins going on a field trip to an iceberg. The penguins get into $6$ equal-sized groups.

## Problem 3: Apple pies

James has $41$ apples to make apple pies. Each pie needs $7$ apples.

## Problem 4: Hot dogs

Sue grills $29$ hot dogs. $9$ people eat $3$ hot dogs each.

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