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In a seminar, the number of participants in Hindi, English and Mathematics are 60, 84 and 108 respectively. Find the minimum number of rooms required if in each room the same number of participants are to be seated and all of them being in the same subject.

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This is the basic and exam oriented question from real numbers in which we have been asked to find the minimum number of rooms required considering the same number of participants in each room if the number of participants in Hindi, English and Mathematics are 60, 84 and 108 respectively.

Kindly solve the above problem in detail

RS Aggarwal, Class 10, chapter 1B, question no 18

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  1. The Number of room will be minimum if each room accomodates maximum

    number of participants. Since in each room the same number of participants

    are to be seated and all of them must be of the same subject. Therefore, the
    number of participants in each room must be the HCF of 60,84 and
    108. The prime factorisations of 60,84 and 108 are as under.

    60=×3×5, 84=×3×7 and 108=×

     HCF of 60,84 and 108 is ×3=12
    Therefore, in each room 12 participants can be seated.

     Number of rooms required=Total number of participants/12
    =(60+84+108)/12=252​/12=21

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