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1,001 Basic Math and Pre-Algebra Practice Problems For Dummies by Mark Zegarelli

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Chapter 8

Word Problems about Factors and Multiples

Factors and multiples both arise as a result of the operations of multiplication and division. Understanding how to work with factors and multiples becomes especially important as you move on to working with fractions in Chapter 9.

The Problems You’ll Work On

In this chapter, the word problems that you face require you to do the following:

check.png Dividing people or objects into equal groups

check.png Finding a number that’s divisible by a set of other numbers

check.png Generating the factors or prime factors of a number to solve a problem

check.png Finding the number of people in a group using multiples

check.png Using your knowledge of remainders to solve problems

What to Watch Out For

Here are a few tips to keep in mind as you tackle the word problems that follow:

check.png Read each question carefully to make sure you understand what it is asking.

As you read, record and organize the ...

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