Factors and Multiples in Mathematics

Last updated on April 25th, 2022 at 09:51 pm

Factors and Multiples in Mathematics

Factors and Multiples in Mathematics by online shiksha


A number that divides another number completely and leaves no remainder is called a factor.

Example –  Factor of 16 are 2,4,8,16


A dividend that is divisible by its factors is known as the multiple.

Example – Multiples of 3 are 3,6,9,12,15,18,21,24,27,30

Prime numbers

Number which has only two factors, namely 1 and the number itself.

Example – Prime numbers are 2,3,5,7,11,13,17 etc. 2 is the only even prime number.

Composite number-

Numbers with more than two factors.

Example – 6,8,9,10

Co-prime numbers

Updated: 25 Apr 2022 — 9:51 pm

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