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A merchant has 3 kinds of wine. 403 gallons of first kind, 527

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A merchant has 3 kinds of wine. 403 gallons of first kind, 527 gallons of second kind & 589 gallons of third kind. Find the least number of casks of equal size in which the wine can be stored without mixing.

(A) 49
(B) 31
(C) 19
(D) 17
(E) 13

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New post 11 Apr 2019, 13:12
1st kind of wine = 403
2nd kind of wine = 527
3rd kind of wine = 589

HCF of 403, 527, 589 = 31

least number of casks required = \(\frac{403+527+589}{31}\) = \(\frac{1519}{31}\) = 49

Correct answer: Option A
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