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# A master muralist has painted 1657 paintings in total. If he had painted an equal number of murals each year for the last 19 years, calculate the number of murals he would paint in his 20th year.

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1 murals
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2 murals
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3 murals
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4 murals
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Solution

## The correct option is D 4 muralsTotal number of paintings done by the muralist =1657 The muralist has worked for 19 years and is on his 20th year So, the number of years completed by the muralist =19 Now, to find the paintings to be completed in the 20th year, we have to calculate the remainder of 1657÷19 Calculating 1657÷19 by standard algorithm, we get: So, for 1657÷19, the final quotient is 87 and the remainder is 4. Hence, in his 20th year, the artist would paint 4 murals.

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