## Mrs. Smith is making christmas baskets and wants to evenly divide the 36 ornaments and 24 candy canes so that each basket has the greatest n

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Mrs. Smith is making christmas baskets and wants to evenly divide the 36 ornaments and 24 candy canes so that each basket has the greatest number of
ornaments and candy canes without any left over. When you make the greatest # of baskets, how many ornaments will be in each basket?
A.2
B.3
C.6
D.12

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3 years 2021-08-02T00:39:19+00:00 2 Answers 7 views 0

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B. 3

Step-by-step explanation:

We are looking for the greatest number of baskets. The greatest number of baskets is the greatest number that divides evenly into both 36 and 24.

We need to find the greatest common factor of 36 and 24 to find the greatest number of baskets.

36 = 2^2 * 3^2

24 = 2^3 * 3

GCF = 2^2 * 3 = 4 * 3 = 12

The number of baskets is 12.

Now we need to find the number of ornaments that will go in each basket.

36 ornaments / 12 baskets = 3 ornaments/basket