two brands of chocolates are available in packs of 24 and 15 respectively. if i need to buy an equal number of choclates of both kinds , what is the least number of boxes of each kind i need to buy.

since 24=2^3*3
and 15=3*5
LCM of 24 and 15 is 2^3*3*5=120
the number of boxes of pack of 24 = 120 / 24 = 5
and the number of boxes of pack of 15 = 120 / 15 = 8
hope this helps you.

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24 packs chocolate = 5 packets

15 packs chocolate = 8 packets

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L.C.M (24,15)= 120

So,The least no. of boxes of each kind=120/24 and 120/15

=5 and 8

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