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 ...