The product of a number with any integer is called the multiple of that number.

More About Multiple

If a number p is multiplied with an integer q, then its multiple (product) n is given as n = p × q

Examples of Multiple

The multiples of 6 are 6, 12, 18, 24, 30, 36, . . . . .
- 36, - 2, 6, 18 are the multiples of 2.
6 is a multiple of 2 and also 3.

Video Examples: Least Common Multiple (LCM)

Solved Example on Multiple

Ques: Find the first seven multiples of 3.

Choices:

A. 3, 9, 6, 16, 19, 22, and 26
B. 6, 9, 12, 16, 19, 22, and 24
C. 3, 6, 9, 12, 15, 18, and 21
D. None of the above
Correct Answer: C

Solution:

Step 1: A multiple of a number is the product of the number with an integer.
Step 2: 1 × 3 = 3
2 × 3 = 6
3 × 3 = 9
4 × 3 = 12
5 × 3 = 15
6 × 3 = 18
7 × 3 = 21 [Write the multiples of 3.]
Step 3: So, the first seven multiples of 3 are 3, 6, 9, 12, 15, 18, and 21.