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Be My Multiple, I’ll Be Your Factor

One day Chintan’s mom gave have Rs. 15 and asked him to buy whatever he wished to buy with that money. When Chintan went to the store, he was confused by all the choices he was offered, eventually, he decided to buy white and dark chocolate. But yet, another confusion arose since he didn’t know how to buy dark and white chocolate both within those Rs. 15. Hence he factorized 15 and got the multiples. How can we do that? Here 15 is multiple and the factor it has are 1,3,5 and 15 itself. But how’d we find out? Let us know more!

FAQ on Be My Multiple, I’ll Be Your Factor

Question 1: What is a factor?                            

Answer: A factor refers to a number that is divided into another number precisely and without leaving a remainder. Most of the numbers consist of an even number of factors; on the other hand, a square number consists of an odd number of factors. A prime number consists of only two factors – the number itself and 1.

Question 2: What are multiples?

Answer: After you multiply the number by an integer (not a fraction) you will get multiples. Usually, the skip counting or “count by” numbers are most frequently referred to as multiples.

Question 3: What is the Highest Common Factor (HCF)?

Answer: From the common factors of specified two numbers that are the greatest or the highest factor among them that is referred to as the Highest Common Factor (HCF).

Question 4: What are the factors of 20?

Answer: As you know that 20 is a composite number. Thus, 20 = 1 x 20, 2 x 10, or 4 x 5. Factors of 20: 1, 2, 4, 5, 10, 20. Prime factorization: 20 = 2 x 2 x 5, that can also be written 20 = 2² x 5.

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