Many times in school assignments, we are asked to find factors of 24 in pairs.
Finding out factors to a certain number is always useful to realize which are the digits or values that can divide a number evenly. Here we shall teach you about how to divide the given number 24 and find out its factors for this case.
Factors of 24 are 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 8, 12, and 24
What do you mean by factor pairs?
First, we need to understand the concept of factors and factors pair before we proceed with the sum. A factor is defined as the number which can divide a given greater number completely without leaving a remainder. It is to be noted that a factor of a number is never greater than the given number.
Now as we move on to the concept of factor pair, it is a simple thing that you need to understand. A factor pair is defined as a group of two factors which when multiplied together will yield the results as the given greater number.
In other words, we can say that if we divide the greater number with one of the factors from the factor pair, the resultant number will be the other factor from the factor pair.
For example, 12×2= 24,
Hence 12 and 2 are factors of 24 and if you divide 24 by 2 the result will be 12 and if you divide 24 by 12 the result will be 2 respectively. Thus the above-mentioned definition is verified by this simple example.
To find out the factor pairs we need to first look for the factors of 24.
What are factors of 24?
So the factors of 24 are
The complete list of factors for 24 are 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 8, 12, and 24
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How to make the factor pairs?
Now that we have all the factors of the number 24 we can find the different combinations in which the factor pairs can be formed. It might be a time-consuming process and thus we have listed below the possible factor pairs of 24 for your assistance.
What are the factors pairs of 24?
1 x 24 = 24
2 x 12 = 24
3 x 8 = 24
4 x 6 = 24
6 x 4 = 24
8 x 3 = 24
12 x 2 = 24
24 x 1 = 24
Hence now you have the complete guide to find the factors followed by designing the factors pairs for the given number 24.
Similarly, this can be done for all the other numbers where you first need to find the factors and then create the factor pairs in the same way.
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