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Mathematics : "HCF problem sum clarification needed"

There is a maths problem:
Question 1:
There are 96 apples and 72 oranges. You want to distribute them equally in cartons, but only 1 type of fruit can be there in a carton. You want to purchase minimum number of carton. How many cartons do you need?
Question 2:
There are 96 apples and 72 oranges. You want to distribute them equally in cartons. How many maximum cartons do you need?
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To solve the Question 1:
HCF is 24, that means 24 fruits in each carton. Therefore, 7 cartons needed
Whereas to solve the Question 2:
HCF is 24, that means 24 cartons are needed (basically 7 fruits in each carton)
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My confusion is why is it that by doing same mathematical operation (HCF) on exact 2 items (96 apples and 72 oranges) we get two different answers in 2 different cases. In case 1 the HCF 24 becomes max number of fruits whereas in case 2 the same HCF 24 becomes number of cartons. How?





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