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MBA Quantitative Aptitude Questions & Answers – HCF and LCM Set I

Suman Kumari

In the CAT 2020 exam, Quantitative Aptitude Section is one of the most time consuming sections out of other parts. And considering the range of topics that candidate have to solve in the exam, HCF and LCM is one of the application based questions which is often asked in the exam to test the aptitude of the aspirants.

Not only in the CAT exam, in other MBA entrance exams such as SNAP, NMAT, IIFT, XAT, CMAT and others where Quantitative Aptitude Section is a part of syllabus, aspirants are required to prepare for the HCF and LCM exercises. So here are few questions that you are advised to practice to test your ability to solve the HCF and LCM questions in the upcoming MBA entrance exams:-

1. Find the largest number which can exactly divide 216, 252, 294.

a) 6

b) 12

c) 14

d) 21

2. There is a number greater than 1 which when divided by 4, 5 and 6 leaves the same remainder of 3 in each case. Find the largest number, smaller than 1000 which satisfy the given condition.

a) 957

b) 993

c) 960

d) 963

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3. Find the greatest number of 4 digits and the least number of 5 digits that have as their H.C.F. 147

a) 9996 and 10, 143

b) 9936 and 10,080

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c) 9996 and 10,080

d) 9936 and 10,140

4. For how many value of ‘P’ the LCM of P and 20 will be 40.

a) 1

b) 2

c) 4

d) More than 4

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8. Ram wants to utilize his unused field and plan to plant some trees, he plant 88 guava trees, 132 papaya trees and 220 sugarcane trees in equal rows (in terms of number of trees). Also, he wants to make distinct rows of trees (i.e. only one type of tree in one row).Calculate the minimum number of rows?

a) 4

b) 10

c) 7

d) 9

9. A rectangular courtyard 15 meters17 cms long 9 meters and 2 cms wide is to be paved exactly with square tiles, all of the same size. What is the largest size of the tile which could be used for the purpose?

a) 14

b) 21

c) 42

d) 41

10. Find the least number that should be added to 2014 such that the resulting number can be divided by 3, 4, 5 and 6 leaving no remainder.    

a) 34

b) 60

c) 36

d) 26

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Answers

Ques 1

Ques 2

Ques 3

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Ques 7

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Ques 9

Ques 10

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d

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d

Explanation

Explanation (2) :

We have to find largest number less than 1000 which is of the form 60x + 3.

The largest multiple of 60 less than 1000 is 960. So answer is 960 + 3 = 963         

Explanation (9) :

Size of each tile = HCF of 1517 and 902.

= 41 cm2.

Explanation (10) :

If the number is divisible by 3, 4, 5 and 6, then it has to be divisible by L.C.M. of them.

L.C.M. (3, 4, 5, 6) = 60

Now, when 2014 is divided by 60, the remainder is 34.

So, the number that has to be added to 2014 will be (60-34) = 26

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