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Stage: 3 Short Challenge Level: Challenge Level:2 Challenge Level:2

Tom has a collection of more than $24$ coins. When he puts the coins in piles of $6$, there are $3$ coins remaining. When he puts the coins in piles of $8$, there are $7$ coins remaining. How many coins remain when he puts the coins in piles of $24$?

 

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This problem is taken from the UKMT Mathematical Challenges.
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