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<math>\textbf{(A) } 9 \qquad \textbf{(B) } 18 \qquad \textbf{(C) } 27 \qquad \textbf{(D) } 36 \qquad \textbf{(E) } 77</math>
 
<math>\textbf{(A) } 9 \qquad \textbf{(B) } 18 \qquad \textbf{(C) } 27 \qquad \textbf{(D) } 36 \qquad \textbf{(E) } 77</math>
  
== Solution ==  
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== Solution 1 ==  
  
The least common multiple of <math>7</math> and <math>11</math> is <math>77</math>. Therefore, there must be <math>77</math> adults and <math>77</math> children. The total number of benches is <math>\frac{77}{7}+\frac{77}{11}=11+7=\boxed{\text{(B) }18}</math>.
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The least common multiple of <math>7</math> and <math>11</math> is <math>77</math>. Therefore, there must be <math>77</math> adults and <math>77</math> children. The total number of benches is <math>\frac{77}{7}+\frac{77}{11}=11+7=\boxed{\text{(B) }18}</math>.~taarunganesh
  
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== Solution 2 ==
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Let <math>x</math> denote how many adults there are. Since the number of adults is equal to the number of children we can write <math>N</math> as <math>\frac{x}{7}+\frac{x}{11}=N</math>. Simplifying we get <math>\frac{18x}{77} = N</math>
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Since both <math>n</math> and <math>x</math> have to be positive integers, <math>x</math> has to equal <math>77</math>. Therefore, <math>N=\boxed{\text{(B) }18}</math> is our final answer.
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==Video Solution 1==
  
== Solution 2 ==
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Education, The Study of Everything
  
This is similar to Solution 1, with the same basic idea, but we don't need to calculate the LCM. Since both <math>7</math> and <math>11</math> are relatively prime, their LCM must be their product. So the answer would be <math>7 + 11 = \boxed{\text{(B) } 18}</math>.    ~Baolan
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https://youtu.be/GKTQO99CKPM
  
==Video Solution==
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==Video Solution 2==
 
https://youtu.be/JEjib74EmiY
 
https://youtu.be/JEjib74EmiY
  
 
~IceMatrix
 
~IceMatrix
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==Video Solution 3==
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https://youtu.be/w2_H96-yzk8
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~savannahsolver
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== Video Solution 4==
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https://youtu.be/ZhAZ1oPe5Ds?t=1616
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~ pi_is_3.14
  
 
==See Also==
 
==See Also==

Latest revision as of 22:08, 1 May 2021

Problem

A single bench section at a school event can hold either $7$ adults or $11$ children. When $N$ bench sections are connected end to end, an equal number of adults and children seated together will occupy all the bench space. What is the least possible positive integer value of $N?$

$\textbf{(A) } 9 \qquad \textbf{(B) } 18 \qquad \textbf{(C) } 27 \qquad \textbf{(D) } 36 \qquad \textbf{(E) } 77$

Solution 1

The least common multiple of $7$ and $11$ is $77$. Therefore, there must be $77$ adults and $77$ children. The total number of benches is $\frac{77}{7}+\frac{77}{11}=11+7=\boxed{\text{(B) }18}$.~taarunganesh

Solution 2

Let $x$ denote how many adults there are. Since the number of adults is equal to the number of children we can write $N$ as $\frac{x}{7}+\frac{x}{11}=N$. Simplifying we get $\frac{18x}{77} = N$ Since both $n$ and $x$ have to be positive integers, $x$ has to equal $77$. Therefore, $N=\boxed{\text{(B) }18}$ is our final answer.

Video Solution 1

Education, The Study of Everything

https://youtu.be/GKTQO99CKPM

Video Solution 2

https://youtu.be/JEjib74EmiY

~IceMatrix

Video Solution 3

https://youtu.be/w2_H96-yzk8

~savannahsolver

Video Solution 4

https://youtu.be/ZhAZ1oPe5Ds?t=1616

~ pi_is_3.14

See Also

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