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**anandbrar****Member**- Registered: 2011-07-20
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HI,

I am 19 male, studying for a medical degree in New Delhi, India.

I always had fun with mathematics problems, so i decided to join this forum.

Hope to have a good time in vacations..:D

"widen your gaze... extend beyond the obvious..."

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**anandbrar****Member**- Registered: 2011-07-20
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By the way....has anyone heard of the riddle in which an egg-seller's eggs break and he tells how many eggs he had as follows...

"If counted in 2s, 1 remain

If counted in 3s, 2 remain..."

or would anyone like me to put the problem?

"widen your gaze... extend beyond the obvious..."

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: Harlan's World
- Registered: 2011-05-23
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hi anandbar

welcome to the forum.it is nice to meet new people esspecially those who like math.

as for the problem i think i solved once something similar so it would be nice of you to post the problem preferably in a new topic.

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Hi anandbrar;

Welcome to the forum! That is a problem best solved by the Chinese remainder theorem.

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.****If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.** **A number by itself is useful, but it is far more useful to know how accurate or certain that number is.**

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**MathsIsFun****Administrator**- Registered: 2005-01-21
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Hi anandbrar! And welcome.

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**ganesh****Moderator**- Registered: 2005-06-28
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Hi anandbrar,

**Welcome to the forum!**

It is no good to try to stop knowledge from going forward. Ignorance is never better than knowledge - Enrico Fermi.

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**anandbrar****Member**- Registered: 2011-07-20
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Thanks all! Posting the problem in a new topic..

"widen your gaze... extend beyond the obvious..."

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