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Two brands of cho

Answer :

Given : Two brands of chocolates are available in packs of 24 and 15 respectively.
To find : the least number of boxes of each kind.
Solution:

To find the least number of boxes of each kind.we need to find LCM of 24 and 15

Prime factors of 24 = 2 × 2 × 2 × 3


Prime factors of 15 = 3 × 5


Therefore LCM of 24 and 15 is: 2 × 2 × 2 × 3 × 5 = 120


Number of boxes for first chocolate kind = = 5


Number of boxes for second chocolate kind = = 8


Hence 5 boxes of first kind and 8 boxes of second kind needed to buy.

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