# Find the smallest 5 digit number exactly divisible by 41.

We use the division algorithm to find the smallest 5 digit number exactly divisible by 41.

## Answer: The smallest 5-digit number exactly divisible by 41 is 10004.

Let's use the condition given in the question to find the required number.

**Explanation:**

We already know the smallest 5-digit number is 10000.

We know that according to the division algorithm:

**Dividend = Divisor × Quotient + Reminder**

Now, once we divide 10000 by 41, we get:

10000 = 41 × 243 + 37

Now since 37 is the remainder when 10000 is divided by 41 it means that if we add 4 more to 37, we get a number perfectly divisible by 41.

Adding 4 more to 37 means adding 4 more to 10000, that is, the number 10004 will be completely divisible by 41.