Math problem about barking dogs

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Math problem:

Five dogs in a neighborhood were barking consistently last night. The names of the dogs are Lucy, Max, Murphy, Daisy, and Sam. The dogs started barking at 10 P.M.
Then, Lucy barked every 5 minutes, Max barked every 3 minutes, Murphy barked every 4 minutes, Daisy barked every 3 minutes, and Sam barked every minute. Why did Mr. Smith suddenly awaken at 11 P.M.?

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