Identifying Multiples Worksheets
How to Recognize Multiples That Exist Between to Numbers - Generally, in a multiplication sum, you are given two numbers and are supposed to multiply them and find out their product. Missing factors multiplication is a bit different. A missing factor multiplication sum provides you with a number and the answer it will produce upon being multiplied by another number (the factor). Hence, as the name implies, in a missing factor multiplication sum, you have to find out the number that will produce the given answer upon being multiplied by the other given number. There is a simple technique for doing that. You can simply divide the given answer by the other given number. The division will produce that missing factor because division and multiplication are reciprocate to each other. Here is how it is done: A typical multiplication sum can go like 9 x 3 = ___. Calculating the answer, in this case, can be pretty simple. All you have to do is multiply 9 by 3, and you get an easy answer of 27. In the case of missing factor multiplication, the sum will be 9 x ___ = 27. Here you have to guess the number that upon being multiplied by 9 gave the answer of 27 or simply divide 27 by 9 to give the answer of 3. Here was a quick guide on what is missing factors multiplication and how it is done.
Favtors vs. Multiples?
It is important that you do not confuse a factor with a multiple. A factor must divide evenly into the given number while the given number should divide evenly into its multiple.