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Multiples of 2

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Multiples of 2 Methods Methods for Finding Multiples: For a beginner, you can find the multiples of a number by skip-counting to the next number. For Instance, if you want to find the multiples of 2, you could start at 2, and keep adding 2 over and over: 2, 4, 6, 8, and so on. Each of these numbers is a multiple of 2. Typically, this works best only for smaller numbers, as adding larger numbers together over and over can be difficult. Another way to do this is to use multiplication. To find the first few multiples of 2, you could just multiply 2 by each number in sequence, first multiplying by 1, then 2, then 3, and so on, which we will outline below. What are the Multiples of 2? So, what are the multiples of 2? Let’s write it out using the multiplication method: 2 Γ— 1 = 2 2 Γ— 1 = 2 2 Γ— 1 = 2 2 Γ— 2 = 4 2 Γ— 2 = 4 2 Γ— 2 = 4 2 Γ— 3 = 6 2 Γ— 3 = 6 2 Γ— 3 = 6 2 Γ— 4 = 8 2 Γ— 4 = 8 2 Γ— 4 = 8 2 Γ— 5 = 10 2 Γ— 5 = 10 2 Γ— 5 = 10 2 Γ— 6 = 12 2 Γ— 6 = 12 2 Γ— 6 = 12 2 Γ— 7 = 14 2 Γ— 7 = 14 2 Γ— 7 = 14 2 Γ— 8 = 16 2 Γ— 8 = 16 2 Γ— 8 = 16 2 Γ— 9 = 18 2 Γ— 9 = 18 2 Γ— 9 = 18 2 Γ— 10 = 20 2 Γ— 10 = 20 2 Γ— 10 = 20 So, the first 10 multiples of 2 are: 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18 and 20. There are an endless number of multiples of 2. You could choose any number to multiply by 2 to find a new multiple! Interesting Facts about Multiples β€’ Every number is considered the smallest multiple of itself. β€’ A multiple of a number is very often also the multiple of another number. This is because if you multiply two numbers together, the result is a multiple of both numbers. β€’ All multiples of even numbers are even. β€’ The multiples of odd numbers, in sequence, alternate between odd and even numbers. β€’ You can also find the negative multiples of a number by multiplying by negative numbers. Practice Finding Multiples of Other Numbers Finding multiples of any number can be done using the same methods as outlined above. You can see how this can be done with specific numbers, like the ones below, by clicking on the any of the links below: Multiples of 182 - The first five multiples of 182 are 182, 364, 546, 728, 910 Multiples of 257 - The first five multiples of 257 are 257, 514, 771, 1028, 1285 Multiples of 929 - The first five multiples of 929 are 929, 1858, 2787, 3716, 4645 Multiples of 755 - The first five multiples of 755 are 755, 1510, 2265, 3020, 3775 Multiples of 942 - The first five multiples of 942 are 942, 1884, 2826, 3768, 4710