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A total number of paperclips can be divided into 24 smaller piles of an equal number of clips each or 30 smaller piles of an equal number of clips each. What is the lowest possible total number of paperclips?

A. 30

B. 60

C. 120

D. 180

E. 720

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The total is a multiple of both 24 and 30, so the least possible total is the least common multiple of 24 and 30, which is 120.
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A total number of paperclips can be divided into 24 smaller piles of an equal number of clips each or 30 smaller piles of an equal number of clips each. What is the lowest possible total number of paperclips?

A. 30

B. 60

C. 120

D. 180

E. 720


24/30=4/5
24 (least) piles * 5 (most) clips per pile=120
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