# The Master Key To Solving Puzzles, Part 3

## Mind On The Puzzle

5 min readFeb 27, 2023

**Tenets (Part 3)**

1. Tool Your Solution With Mathematics

2. Walking Through Scenarios

# Tenet: Tool Your Solution With Mathematics Walking Through Scenarios

The art of thought is philosophy; the mechanics of thought is science; the language of thought is mathematics.

`[`**Synching Break-Time Riddle**]

You and your friend have 1 unit of task to complete. You can complete 1 unit of task in 8 hours, and your friend can complete it in 12 hours. How long will it take for both of you to complete the task at the same time to go for a break together?

Answer: 24 hours.

The LCM of 2 or more numbers is the smallest positive integer that is divisible by all of them.

The LCM of 8 and 12 is 24, which represents the least amount of time in which both of you can finish the task batch units at the same time without each starting the next batch)

8 12

16 [**24]**

**[24]** 36

The greatest common factor (GCF) is a term used to describe the biggest number that can divide evenly into two or more numbers. Sometimes, this is also referred to as the greatest common divisor (GCD) or highest common factor (HCF).

The GCD of 2 or more numbers is the largest…