bipasha_saha
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Collette has 28 T - shirts and 42 bars of soaps . Each box will contain the same number of T - shirts and the same amounts of soap . What is the greatest number of boxes Collette can pack to have no t- shirts or soap bars left over?
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Mathhelp346
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its 7
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7 is the gcf
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how do u know/
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7*4=28
7*6=42
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so the answer is 7
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yes
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how could i explain this ?
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7 is the greatest common factor(gcf)
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that means no other number greater than 7 can be a factor of BOTH these numbers
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THANK YOU VERY MUCH !!! @Mathhelp346
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your welcome :)