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Question 23: A fruit seller has oranges, apples and guavas in the ratio 2:5:8. The number of apples is more than the number of oranges by a number that is a multiple of both 6 and 8. What is the minimum number of fruits in his shop?

- 240
- 360
- 120
- 90

120

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Let the number of fruits be 2k, 5k and 8k

Given, 5k – 2k = multiple of 6 and 8

LCM of 6 and 8 is 24

Let’s say 5k – 2k = 24n

3k = 24n

For k to be a natural number and have minimum value, n should be equal to 1

3k = 24

Or k = 8

Hence, the number of fruits = 2k + 5k + 8k

= 15 * 8= 120

The question is **"What is the minimum number of fruits in his shop?"**

Choice C is the correct answer.

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