this is my word problem, Sharon has less than 20 coins. When she puts them in piles of 5, she has 1 left over. When she put them in piles of 3, she also has 1 left over. How many coins does Sharon have? (Show how you find your solution). I have one more I don't understand, Sylvia has less than 40 coins but more than 10. If she puts them in piles of 6, she has 3 left over. If she puts them in piles of 5, she has 4 left over. How many coins does Sylvia have? Hi,"When she puts them in piles of 5, she has 1 left over." Another way to say this is that if she divided the number of coins she has by 5 she gets a remainder of 1. So what are the possibilities? "When she put them in piles of 3, she also has 1 left over." So the possibilities here are The only number in both lists is 16.
Can you do the second problem now?
