Multiples of a number is discussed here.

What are multiples?

‘The product obtained on multiplying two or more whole numbers is called a multiple of that number or the numbers being multiplied.’

We know about the whole numbers:
‘the numbers starting from 0 and having the pattern 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, up to infinity, are called whole numbers.
The whole numbers minus 0 are the natural numbers.
All the natural numbers are multiples of 1.
There is no end to multiples of any number. The first ten multiples of the numbers starting from 1 to 10 are given here.

First ten Multiples of the Numbers

What are Multiples?

In the above table we can observe the first ten multiples of the numbers starting from 1 to 10.

A multiple is the product of a number and any other number.

Understanding Multiples

1. The first multiple of a number is the number itself.
2. Every number is a multiple of 1.
3. 0 is a multiple of every number.
4. Multiples of a number are infinite (you can carry on writing them).

Multiples are really the products of the tables that you learn.
Sometimes, you learn the multiples till the 10th place or the 12th place of every number table but multiples are really infinite.

Take a look at the multiples of different numbers:

Multiples of different Numbers

Common Multiple

Take a look at the multiples of 2, 3, 4, till the 10th place.
Multiples of 2 are in yellow; 3 are in orange; 4 are in light green.

Common Multiple

When a number is multiple of 2 or more numbers it is called a common multiple.
Common multiples of 2 and 3 are 6, 12, 18 till the 10th place.
Common multiple of 2, 3 and 4 till the 10th place is → 12.

Related Concept

Factors and Multiples by using Multiplication Facts

Factors and Multiples by using Division Facts


Properties of Multiples

Examples on Multiples


Factor Tree Method

Properties of Factors

Examples on Factors

Even and Odd Numbers

Even and Odd Numbers Between 1 and 100

Examples on Even and Odd Numbers

4th Grade Math Activities

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