Once upon a time

Once upon a time, an old lady went to sell her vast quantity of eggs at the local market.
When asked how many she had, she replied:
Son, I can’t count past 100 but I know that.

If you divide the number of eggs by 2 there will be one egg left.
If you divide the number of eggs by 3 there will be one egg left.
If you divide the number of eggs by 4 there will be one egg left.
If you divide the number of eggs by 5 there will be one egg left.
If you divide the number of eggs by 6 there will be one egg left.
If you divide the number of eggs by 7 there will be one egg left.
If you divide the number of eggs by 8 there will be one egg left.
If you divide the number of eggs by 9 there will be one egg left.
If you divide the number of eggs by 10 there will be one egg left.
Finally. If you divide the Number of eggs by 11 there will be NO EGGS left!

How many eggs did the old lady have?

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Vineet Patawari

Hi, I'm Vineet Patawari. I fell in love with numbers after being scared of them for quite some time. Now, I'm here to make you feel comfortable with numbers and help you get rid of Math Phobia!

3 thoughts to “Once upon a time”

  1. Impossible to answer definitively under the given criteria:

    The smallest number of eggs she could possibly have is 25,201 eggs

    Although, she might have 52,921 eggs
    or 80,641 eggs
    or 108,361 eggs
    or 136,081 eggs
    or 163,801 eggs
    or 191,521 eggs
    or 219,241 eggs
    or 246,961 eggs

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