Remainder in Math: Definition & Example


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Assume you have 75 pieces of candy to hand out to a class of 28 children. To be fair, you want each of the children to receive the same number of pieces of candy. What is the remainder in this problem, and what does it represent?

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1. Assume seven people win the lottery, so they have to split up the jackpot prize of $20,000. When they have each received $2,857, there is $1 left over. This scenario represents a division problem. What quantity represents the remainder?

2. Which of these statements describe a remainder?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo will test your knowledge of remainders and their function in a math problem.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In the these assessments, you will discover your understanding of the following math topics:

  • How to find the remainder in a math problem
  • Identifying the divisor, dividend, quotient and remainder
  • A description of a remainder

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding how a to find the remainder in a math problem and what it represents
  • Knowledge application use your knowledge to answer questions about identifying the divisor, dividend, quotient and remainder in a long division problem
  • Interpreting information - verify you can read statements describing a remainder and interpret them correctly

Additional Learning

Further your understanding of remainders in math by reviewing the lesson called Remainder in Math: Definition & Example. The lesson will cover the following areas:

  • What a remainder is
  • Using long division of numbers to find a remainder
  • Examples of math problems involving remainders