Simon is making wreaths to sell. He has 60 bows, 36 silk roses, and 48 silk carnations. He wants to put the same number of items on each wreath. All the items on a wreath will be the same type. How many items can Simon put on each wreath?

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asked 2021-02-02
Simon is making wreaths to sell. He has 60 bows, 36 silk roses, and 48 silk carnations. He wants to put the same number of items on each wreath. All the items on a wreath will be the same type. How many items can Simon put on each wreath?

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2021-02-03
The items are all divisible by 12, which is their GCF (greatest common factor):
60=12×5
36=12×3
48=12×4
This means that each wreath can have 5 bows, 3 silk roses, and 4 silk carnations for a total of 12 items each wreath.
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