# arithmetic

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.

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1. The least common multiple is 12.

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posted by Ms. Sue
2. 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

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posted by Damon

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