a local readers club has a set of 12 hardback books, a set of 18 paperbacks, and a set of 36 magazines. each set can be divided equally among the club members, what is the greatest possible number of club members
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12=2*2*3, 18=2*3*3, 36=2*2*3*3. The greatest number of club members is 2*3=6 so that each receives 2 hardbacks, 3 paperbacks and 6 magazines. 6 is the GCF.

answered Jan 8 by Rod Top Rated User (487,420 points)
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