Multiple - Definition with Examples
What is a Multiple?
Multiple Definition: A multiple of a number is obtained by multiplying a number by a non-zero whole number (positive integer).
For example, a x b = c ; c is a multiple of a and b.
Multiples on a Number Line
Multiples of any number can be easily found on a number line.
For example, to find the multiples of any number. Start at 0 and count the number of steps in the same size.
The multiples of 3 (are shown in the image here) are 3, 6, 9, 12, 15, 18…. so on.
Multiples and Factors
Meaning of Multiples: Multiples of a number are numbers that are completely divisible by the given number.
Meaning of Factors: Factors of a number are numbers that completely divides the given number.
In this number sentence, 12 is a multiple of 3 and 4. Also, 3 and 4 are factors of 12.
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