2017 AMC 8 Problems/Problem 12

Problem 12

The smallest positive integer greater than 1 that leaves a remainder of 1 when divided by 4, 5, and 6 lies between which of the following pairs of numbers?

$\textbf{(A) }2\text{ and }19\qquad\textbf{(B) }20\text{ and }39\qquad\textbf{(C) }40\text{ and }59\qquad\textbf{(D) }60\text{ and }79\qquad\textbf{(E) }80\text{ and }124$

Solution

Since the remainder is the same for all numbers, then we will only need to find the lowest common multiple of the three given numbers, and add the given remainder. The $\operatorname{LCM}(4,5,6)$ is $60$. Since $60+1=61$, and that is in the range of $\boxed{\textbf{(D)}\ \text{60 and 79}}.$

See Also

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