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The numbers {a,b,c} are three positive integers.

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The numbers {a,b,c} are three positive integers. If \(\frac{(a×b×c)}{14}\) equals an integer and \(\frac{(b×c)}{4}\) equals an integer, what is the smallest possible integer value of a?

A. \(1\)
B. \(2\)
C. \(4\)
D. \(7\)
E. \(14\)
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Re: The numbers {a,b,c} are three positive integers. [#permalink] New post 03 Sep 2019, 08:09
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Setting the two conditions \(\frac{a \times b \times c}{14}\) AND \(\frac{b \times c}{14}\) we do know that \(b\times c\) must be a multiple of 14: 14,28, so forth.

The question boils down to the value of a in the fraction above. To continue to have an integer a must be equal to 1 as minimum value to get the overall fraction an integer

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Re: The numbers {a,b,c} are three positive integers. [#permalink] New post 03 Sep 2019, 21:00
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Setting the two conditions \(\frac{a \times b \times c}{14}\) AND \(\frac{b \times c}{14}\) we do know that b\times c must be a multiple of 14: 14,28, so forth.

The question boils down to the value of a in the fraction above. To continue to have an integer a must be equal to 1 as minimum value to get the overall fraction an integer

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The numbers {a,b,c} are three positive integers. If \(\frac{(a×b×c)}{14}\) equals an integer and \(\frac{(b×c)}{4}\) equals an integer, what is the smallest possible integer value of a?

A. \(1\)
B. \(2\)
C. \(4\)
D. \(7\)
E. \(14\)


Notice that 28 is divisible by both 14 and 4.
So, if b equals 28, then abc/14 and bc/4 are both integers, REGARDLESS of the values of the other two variables.

For example, if a = 1, b = 28 and c = 1, then abc/14 and bc/4 both simplify to be integers.

Since variable a must be a POSITIVE INTEGER, the smallest possible value of a = 1

Answer: A

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Re: The numbers {a,b,c} are three positive integers. [#permalink] New post 05 Sep 2019, 11:02
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