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A teacher wants to buy the same number of colored markers and colored pencils. Markers come in boxes of 12 and pencils come in boxes of 16. what is the fewest number of markers and pencils the teacher needs to buy?

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In order to answer this question, it is important to know what is being asked in mathematical terms. Here, the real question is to find the lowest common multiple between 12 and 16. Here's why.

Markers come in boxes of 12. Pencils come in boxes of 16. We need to work out what the fewest number of markers and pens we need to buy in order to have an equal number of them both. Make...

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