Posted by Josh on Friday, May 14, 2010 at 10:53am.
My class is selling flowers. We want to arrange them so that they are all in equal rows with no row containing different types of plants. Using the numbers from the table provided, what is the largest # of plants we can put in each row? (Marigolds48 pots, Pansies24 pots, Primroses36 pots)
I am confused, not sure what the question is asking because of the rows. would it be 24 because the flowers are all in their own row? Or would it be 60? 3 rows of 5 four times? Please help

5th grade math  Reiny, Friday, May 14, 2010 at 11:14am
see my solution to your previous question.
This is the same type of question, except you now have 3 items.
let me know what your answer is.

5th grade math  Josh, Friday, May 14, 2010 at 11:19am
I came up with the answer of 12. Common greatest factor is 12. hope I did it right!Thanks again!

5th grade math  Reiny, Friday, May 14, 2010 at 12:25pm
yes, each row will contain 12 flowers of the same kind
4 rows of marigold = 48
2 rows of panise = 24
3 rows of primrose = 36

5th grade math  Josh, Friday, May 14, 2010 at 12:40pm
Thanks! It was hard when I wasn't thinking that way! Now, I am able to do the rest of my homework without any trouble! Thanks for explaining it!
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