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TinaSh
 one year ago
A bookcase has been designed so that it can hold an exact number of box files of width 12cm. It can also hold an exact number of box files of width 16cm and an exact number of box files of width 20cm.What is the least possible width of the bookcase?
TinaSh
 one year ago
A bookcase has been designed so that it can hold an exact number of box files of width 12cm. It can also hold an exact number of box files of width 16cm and an exact number of box files of width 20cm.What is the least possible width of the bookcase?

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DanJS
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1since nothing is said about the depth, i assume they can only be oriented one way

TinaSh
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0I don't even know to be honest

DanJS
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1You need a width for the shelf that will evenly be divided by all the given widths, Least common multiple of those numbers... sound familiar?

TinaSh
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Yeah but I don't know how to do it! :(

DanJS
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1you can list multiples of the three numbers and pick the first one that each has in common...

DanJS
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.112, 24 , 36 , 48 , 60 , ....... 16, 32 , 48 , 64 , 80 .... 20, 40 , 60, 80 , 100 .....

DanJS
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1keep going further with the numbers till you get the smallest one tha tall 3 have in common, that is the least common multipole.. http://www.mathsisfun.com/leastcommonmultiple.html
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