Three alarm clocks ring at intervals of 4, 12 and 20 minutes respectively. If they
start ringing together, after how much t

Three alarm clocks ring at intervals of 4, 12 and 20 minutes respectively. If they
start ringing together, after how much time will they next ring together?

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  1. Answer:

    Given :-

    • Three alarm clocks ring at intervals of 4 , 12 and 20 minutes respectively.
    • They start ringing together.

    To Find :-

    • How much time will they next ring together.

    Solution :-

    [tex]\mapsto[/tex] Three alarm clocks ring at intervals of 4 , 12 and 20 minutes respectively.

    Since, all the three clocks ring together, so we have to find their L.C.M :

    [tex]\bigstar[/tex] 4

    [tex]\implies \sf 2 \times 2[/tex]

    [tex]\bigstar[/tex] 12

    [tex]\implies\sf 2 \times 2 \times 3[/tex]

    [tex]\bigstar[/tex] 20

    [tex]\implies\sf 2 \times 2 \times 5[/tex]

    [tex]\longmapsto[/tex] L.C.M of 4 , 12 and 20 are :

    [tex]\implies \sf 2 \times 2 \times 3 \times 5[/tex]

    [tex]\implies \sf 4 \times 15[/tex]

    [tex]\implies \sf\boxed{\bold{\red{60}}}[/tex]

    [tex]\therefore[/tex] The three clocks ring together after 60 minutes or 1 hours.

  2. Given:

    • Three alarm ring at intervals of 4, 12 & 20 minutes .

    To Find:

    • How much time will they ring together ?

    Solution:

    ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀According to the Question

    It is given that three alarm ring at intervals of 4, 14 & 20 minutes. We need to calculate when they will ring together ? .So, they will ring together, the LCM (Lowest Common Multiple) of given time interval .

    Now, Finding the LCM of 4, 12 , 20

    [tex]:\implies[/tex] 2 |4 , 12 , 20

    [tex]:\implies[/tex] 2 |2 , 6 , 10

    [tex]:\implies[/tex] 2|1 , 3 ,5

    [tex]:\implies[/tex] LCM of 4 , 12 & 20 = 2 × 2 × 3 × 5

    [tex]:\implies[/tex] LCM = 60

    • Hence, they will ring together after 60 minutes .

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