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

- 264
- 259
- 269
- None of these

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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.**

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