Aptitude Overflow
+1 vote
18 views

What is the smallest number, which when increased by 5 is completely divisible by 8, 11 and 24?

  1. 264 
  2. 259
  3. 269 
  4. None of these
asked in Others by (4.8k points) 38 105 176 | 18 views

1 Answer

+2 votes

The trick is to find  LCM of the given 3 numbers first as the phrase "divisible by" is used instead of "divides" . 

Thus LCM(8,11,24)   =   264

But the question says about the number which on adding 5 leads to the LCM.

Hence   ;    x + 5   =   264

           ==>  x       =   259

Hence B) should be the correct answer.

answered by (1.1k points) 1 3 8

Related questions

2,732 questions
1,017 answers
400 comments
31,431 users