This activity is about **multiples of numbers**.

4, 6, 8, 10 are multiples of **2** because they appear as answers in the **2 times table**.

3, 6, 9, 30, 33, 300 are multiples of **3** because they appear as answers in the **3 times table**.

Multiples go on for ever.

**I**t helps to look for patterns - for example, can you find one in these numbers?

5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, 40

All multiples of 5 end in a 0 or 5.

All multiples of 2 end in a 0, 2, 4, 6 or 8. They are even numbers.

**Example**

Which of these numbers are **multiples of 4** which lie **between 40 and 50 inclusive**?

**32, 36, 40, 42, 44, 48, 52**

**Answer**

Between 40 and 50 *inclusive* means that we can *include *40 and 50.

10 × 4 = 40, so we can start at 40 and add on 4 each time.

We get:

**40, 44, and 48**

Clearly, knowing your times tables can really help you with questions to do with multiples!!

Let's get started on some questions now.