Multiple

A multiple of a whole number is the product of that whole number and another whole number. When someone says that a number is a multiple of another number, it means that the other number can be multiplied by an integer to form the first number; 4 is a multiple of 2 because 2 × 2 = 4, but 4 is not a multiple of 3 because 3 cannot be multiplied by an integer to get a result of 4 (3 × 1.33 = 4).

Examples
Multiples of 4 include 0, 4, 8, 12,...
(0 × 4 = 0; 1 × 4 = 4; 2 × 4 = 8; 3 × 4 = 12)
Multiples of 6 include 0, 6, 12, 18,...
(0 × 6 = 0; 1 × 6 = 6; 2 × 6 = 12; 3 × 6 = 18)

Properties of multiples



See also common multiple, least common multiple.

Related words multiplication, multiply.