What is the differences between Multiples and Factors? Watch this video to help you understand.
In class, we are use to skip counting to help with our multiplication facts. We are actually listing the multiples of each fact.
Example: The multiples of 4 are as follows:
4, 8, 12, 16, 20, 24, 28, 32, 36, 40, 44, 48, ....and so on.
In the problem 5 x 4 = 20
5 and 4 are the factors and 20 is the product.
Factoring is like breaking a number apart or decomposing as the product of its factors. Those factors are either Prime numbers or Composite numbers.