# MODULAR ARITHMETIC

## About the topic modular arithmetic

Modular Arithmetic is also one of the topics which plays a major role in quantitative aptitude test. It is bit difficult to score marks in competitive exams without knowing the shortcuts related to modular arithmetic, We have already learned this topic in our lower classes.Even though we have been already taught this topic in our lower classes, we need to learn some more short cuts which are being used to solve the problems in the above topic.

The only thing we have to do is, we need to apply the appropriate short cut and solve the problems in a limited time. This limited time will be one minute or less than one minute in most of the competitive exams.

## Why is this topic needed?

Students who are preparing to improve their aptitude skills and those who are preparing for this type of competitive test must prepare this topic in order to have better score. Because, today it is bit difficult to score marks in competitive exams without knowing to solve word problems on this topic. Whether a person is going to write placement exam to get placed or a student is going to write a competitive exam in order to get admission in university, they must be shortcuts related to month arithmetic, day clock arithmetic and hour clock arithmetic. This is the reason for why people must study this topic.

## What is the advantage of this topic?

As we mentioned in the above paragraph, a person who wants to get placed in a company and a students who wants to get admission in university for higher studies must write competitive exams like placement test and entrance exam. To meet the above requirement, it is very important to score more marks in the above mentioned competitive exams. To score more marks, they have to prepare this topic. Preparing this topic would definitely improve their marks in the above exams. Preparing this topic is not difficult task. We are just going to remember the stuff that we have already learned in our lower classes

## How can students apply shortcuts in modular arithmetic?

Students will learn, how and when they have to apply shortcuts to solve the problems which are related to this topic. Apart from the regular shortcuts, students can learn some additional tricks in this topic. Already we are much clear with the four basic operations which we often use in math. They are addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. Even though we are much clear with these four basic operations, we have to be knowing some more stuff to solve the word problems on this topic  which are being asked in competitive exams. The stuff which I have mentioned above is nothing but the tricks and shortcuts which need to solve the problems in a very short time.

## Shortcuts we use to solve the problems

Short cut is nothing but the easiest way to solve word problems on this topic. In competitive exams, we will have very limited time to solve each problem. Then only we will be able to attend all the questions. If we do problems in competitive exams in perfect manner with all the steps, it will definitely take much time and we may not able to attend the other questions. So we need some other way in which the problems can be solved in a very short time. The way we need to solve the problem quickly is called as shortcut.

In modular arithmetic, we are going to learn solving word problems in the following three sub topics. Please click the below links to get concept and problems with solutions.