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## Listing Multiples

#### Introduction

#### Terms

**Multiple**- A number multiplied by any other whole number (like 1, 2, 3, 4 …)

**Whole Number**- A whole number is a number with nothing but zeroes after the decimal point (5.0) or with no decimal point at all (5).

## Lesson

A multiple of a number is simply that number multiplied by any other whole number. It’s easier if we think of it as the multiplication table for that number. So if we are asked to list the first five multiples of 7, we could first write out the multiplication table for 7:

1 x 7 = *7*

2 x 7 = *14*

3 x 7 = *21*

4 x 7 = *28*

5 x 7 = *35*

Therefore, the first five multiples of 7 would be 7, 14, 21, 28 and 35.

## Examples

#### Listing Multiples (Example #1)

List the first $4$ multiples of $6$

$1 * 6 = 6$

$2 * 6 = 12$

$3 * 6 = 18$

$4 * 6 = 24$

#### Listing Multiples (Example #2)

List the first $3$ multiples of $5$

$1 * 5 = 5$

$2 * 5 = 10$

$3 * 5 = 15$

#### Listing Multiples (Example #3)

List the first $6$ multiples of $9$

$1 * 9 = 9$

$2 * 9 = 18$

$3 * 9 = 27$

$4 * 9 = 36$

$5 * 9 = 45$

$6 * 9 = 54$

#### Listing Multiples (Example #4)

List the first $4$ multiples of $16$

$1 * 16 = 16$

$2 * 16 = 32$

$3 * 16 = 48$

$4 * 16 = 64$