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:

Dividing people or objects into equal groups

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

Generating the factors or prime factors of a number to solve a problem

Finding the number of people in a group using multiples

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:

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

As you read, record and organize the ...