15 pastries and 12 biscuits packets have been donated for a school fete. these are to be packed in several smaller identical boxes with the same number of pastries and biscuit packets in each. how many biscuit packets and pastries will each box contailn

Asked by manavmansvi | 27th Jun, 2015, 06:45: PM

Expert Answer:

N u m b e r space o f space p a s t r i e s equals 15 N u m b e r space o f space b i s c u i t s equals 12 N u m b e r space o f space i d e n t i c a l space b o x e s equals H C F space o f space 15 space a n d space 12 B y space e u c l i d apostrophe s space d i v i s i o n space l e m m a comma space w e space h a v e comma 15 equals 12 cross times 1 plus 3 12 equals 3 cross times 4 plus 0 T h u s comma space H C F space o f space 15 space a n d space 12 space i s space 3. rightwards double arrow N u m b e r space o f space i d e n t i c a l space b o x e s equals 3 rightwards double arrow N u m b e r space o f space p a s t r i e s space i n space a space b o x equals 15 over 3 equals 5 rightwards double arrow N u m b e r space o f space b i s c u i t s space i n space a space b o x equals 12 over 3 equals 4

Answered by Vimala Ramamurthy | 28th Jun, 2015, 01:57: PM