Hi All,
We're told that a company produces baseball cards in EQUAL numbers of regular packs of 16 and deluxe packs of 30. On a certain day, the company produces 241 cards. We're asked for the SMALLEST number of additional cards the company needs to produce in order to maintain its regular production practice. This question comes down to basic Arithmetic.
Since the company produces EQUAL numbers of packs of 16 and 30, that means we must be dealing with a multiple of (16+30) = 46 cards. In other words...
1 pack of each = 46 total cards
2 packs of each = 92 total cards
3 packs of each = 138 total cards
Etc.
Since 241 cards is a relatively small number, you might find it easier to simply continue "adding 46" until you get the smallest total that is larger than 241 (as opposed to dividing 241 by 46 and solving for the remainder.
138... 184... 230... 276
276 - 241 = 35 additional cards needed.
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