Least common multiple (LCM) - math word problems

  1. Intelligence test
    test Paľo, Jano, Karol, and Rišo were doing an intelligence test. Palo correctly answered half of the questions plus 7 questions, Jano to a third plus 18 questions, Karol to a quarter plus 21 questions and Risho to a fifth plus 25 questions. After the test, K
  2. Length of a string
    meter What is the smallest length of a string that we can cut into 18 equal parts and even 27 equal parts (in decimeters)?
  3. The tickets
    oriesky The tickets to the show cost some integer number greater than 1. Also, the sum of the price of the children's and adult tickets, as well as their product, was the power of the prime number. Find all possible ticket prices.
  4. Dance group
    dancers The dance group formed groups of 4, 5, and 6 members. Always one dancer remains. How many dancers were there in the whole group?
  5. The King
    gold_4 The King wants to divide his sons equally. He has 42 rubies and 45 diamonds. How many sons and how will they share them?
  6. The smallest number
    numbers_49 What is the smallest number that can be divided by both 5 and 7
  7. A large
    two-gears A large gear will be used to turn a smaller gear. The large gear will make 75 revolutions per minute. The smaller gear must make 384 revolutions per minute. Find the smallest number of teeth each gear could have. [Hint: Use either GCF or LCM. ]
  8. Reminder and quotient
    prime_4 There are given numbers A = 135, B = 315. Find the smallest natural number R greater than 1 so that the proportions R:A, R:B are with the remainder 1.
  9. The florist
    ruze_6 The florist had 200 roses in the morning. During the day, more than half sold it. From the remaining roses, it will tie the bouquet. If a bouquet of 3, 4, 5 or 6 roses are bound, one always remains. How many roses from the morning shipment sold?
  10. Four poplars
    topolcany_1 Four poplars are growing along the way. The distances between them are 35 m, 14 m, and 91 m. At least how many poplars need to be dropped to create the same spacing between the trees? How many meters will it be?
  11. What is 3
    fractions_13 What is the least common denominator of 11/15 and 12/19?
  12. Trees in alley
    tree_6 There are four trees in the alley between which the distances are 35m, 15m and 95m. Trees must be laid in the spaces so that the distance is the same and the maximum. How many trees will they put in and what will be the distance between them?
  13. Hectares
    tractor_8 The tractor plows the first day of 4.5ha, the second day 6.3ha and the third day 5.4ha. It worked whole hours a day, and its hourly performance did not change and was the highest of the possible. How many hectares did it plow in one hour (what is it perfo
  14. MO C–I–1 2018
    numbers_49 An unknown number is divisible by just four numbers from the set {6, 15, 20, 21, 70}. Determine which ones.
  15. Dance ensemble
    dancers_1 The dance ensemble took the stage in pairs. During dancing, the dancers gradually formed groups of four, six and nine. How many dancers have an ensemble?
  16. Clock's gears
    orloj In the clock machine, three gears fit together. The largest has 168 teeth, the middle 90 teeth, and the smallest 48 teeth. The middle wheel turns around its axis in 90 seconds. How many times during the day do all the gears meet in the starting position?
  17. Two buses
    bus27_14 The first bus runs 15 minutes the second bus runs after 21 minutes. Together they both leave at 7:00 on Monday. When and what day will they meet?
  18. Counting number
    numbers2_49 What is the smallest counting number divisible by 2,5,7,8 and 15?
  19. Three friends
    gulky_9 Three friends had balls in ratio 2: 7: 4 at the start of the game. Could they have the same number of balls at the end of the game? Write 0, if not, or write the minimum number of balls they had together.
  20. School
    ziaci_6 Less than 500 pupils attend school. When it is sorted into pairs, one pupil remains. Similarly, when sorted into 3, 4, 5 and 6 members team one remains. Sorted to seven members teams, no left behind. How many pupils are attending this school?

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