Posted by cindy on Wednesday, December 1, 2010 at 4:32pm.
jack wants to buy an equal number of green,blue and white ornarments for his holiday tree.green ornarments come in packages of3; blue ornarments come in packages of 6; the white ones come in packages of 4.what is the least number of packages of each color he must he buy.

arithmetic  Ms. Sue, Wednesday, December 1, 2010 at 4:34pm
The least common multiple is 12.

arithmetic  Damon, Wednesday, December 1, 2010 at 4:35pm
3g = 6b = 4w
factor each to find least common multiple
3 = 3
6 = 3*2
4 = 2*2
so we need 2*2*3 = 12
12/3 = 4
12/6 = 2
12/4 = 3
so
4 green
2 blue
3 white
for 12 of each