Video: Identifying Factors of Numbers up to 100

Which two of these numbers are factors of 46?

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Which two of these numbers are factors of 46?

First, we should ask the question, what is a factor? Factors are numbers we’re multiplying together to get another number. Factors of 46 are numbers that can be multiplied by something else to equal 46. Let’s start with 46. Is there a number we can multiply by 46 to equal 46? Yes, we can multiply 46 by one to equal 46. This makes 46 a multiple of 46.

Let’s try another number, like 92. Is there a whole number we can multiply by 92 to equal 46? No, there’s not. It’s not possible. This means 92 is not a factor of 46.

The next number seven, is there a number we can multiply by seven to equal 46? No, there’s nothing we can multiply by seven to equal 46. Seven is not a factor of 46.

Let’s check the number three. Is there anything to multiply by three to equal 46? It’s not possible.

The last number we’re going to check is two. Is there something we can multiply two by to equal 46? 23. Two times 23 equals 46. And that makes two a factor of 46. 46 and two are the only factors in the list given.

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