What should be the greatest size of measuring can if the milk in the two containers of 12 litres and 18 litres full of milk is exactly measured?

Asked by Topperlearning User | 13th Dec, 2013, 08:31: AM

Expert Answer:

The size of the Can cannot be greater than 12 lit or 18 lit hence it has to be the  HCF of 12 and 18.

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Since HCF is Product of the smallest power of each common factor in the numbers, HCF = 2 x 3 = 6. 

Hence the size of the largest Can is 6 litres.

Answered by  | 13th Dec, 2013, 10:31: AM