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− | Let <math>x</math> denote how many adults there are. Then we can write <math>N</math> as <math>x | + | Let <math>x</math> denote how many adults there are. Then we can write <math>N</math> as <math>\frac{x}{7}</math> + <math>\frac{x}{11}</math> = <math>N</math>. Simplifying we get <math>\frac{18x}{77} = N</math> |
Since both <math>n</math> and <math>x</math> have to be integers, <math>x</math> has to equal 77. Therefore, <math>N=18.</math> | Since both <math>n</math> and <math>x</math> have to be integers, <math>x</math> has to equal 77. Therefore, <math>N=18.</math> | ||
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Problem
A single bench section at a school event can hold either adults or children. When 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
Solution 1
The least common multiple of and is . Therefore, there must be adults and children. The total number of benches is .~taarunganesh
Solution 2
Let denote how many adults there are. Then we can write as + = . Simplifying we get Since both and have to be integers, has to equal 77. Therefore,
Video Solution 1
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Video Solution 4
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See Also
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