This Q is from Kaplan
Mathwork out book..
Could someone please explain how to solve this... I still dont understand after reviewing the detailed answer that is explained in the book...
Q) A wire is cut into three equal parts. The resulting segments are then cut into 4,6, and 8 equal parts respectively. If each of the resulting segments has an integer length, what is the minimum lengthe of the wire..?
The answer is 72...
we have 3 equal parts of the original wire. Now for the segments to give 4,6 and 8 equal parts of integer length
the minimum length of the segment will be 24 [which is LCM of 4,6,8]
So length of wire = 3* 24 = 72