Class 6 Maths Playing With Numbers Introduction

Introduction

John‘s uncle gave him 24 muffins to distribute among his friends. This means john has 24 ÷ 1 = 24 muffins.   

  

He wants to equally distribute it among 6 children. How will he do that?

     

24 ÷ 6 = 4    i.e 24 = 6 x 4

Now what if 2 more children come to his place?  

             

How will he distribute the same number of muffins among 8 children?

   24 ÷ 8 = 3              i.e 24 = 8 x 3                                            

Suppose 4 more children visit his place at the same time. Can he distribute 24 muffins equally among all children?

  

Yes, he can!!!     24 ÷ 12 = 2          i.e 24 = 12 x 2

From this calculation we can see that 24 can be written as a product of two numbers in different ways as

24 = 6 × 4; 24 = 8 × 3; 24 = 12 × 2;

This means 2, 3, 4, 6, 8 and 12 are exact divisor of 24. They are known as factors of 24.

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