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There is a maths problem:
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?
There are 96 apples and 72 oranges. You want to distribute them equally in cartons. How many maximum cartons do you need?
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)
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?