Multiples and factors

Multiples and factors

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Multiples

The multiples of a number are the values in that number’s times table. E.g. the multiples of 5 are 5, 10, 15, 20, 25 and so on.

There is an infinite amount of multiples of any given number.

Factors

Factors of the number are the numbers you multiply together to get this number. A factor is an integer that will divide exactly into another number. E.g. 8 is a factor of 24 because 8 will divide into 24 exactly 3 times with no remainder.

Factor pairs

Factor pairs are two integers which multiply together to make a particular number. For example, the factor pairs of 20 are 1 and 20; 2 and 10; 4 and 5. This means that the factors of 20 are: 1 , 2 , 4 , 5 , 10 and 20. Every integer has a finite number of factors.


   
   

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