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# Why are 2 and 4 divisible by 8?

Updated: 9/21/2023

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2 times 4 equals 8.

8 is divisible by 2 and 4, but 2 and 4 are NOT divisible by 8.

8 is a multiple of 2 and 4.

If you want to be technical, any number (other than zero) is divisible by any number. I assume you mean divisible evenly, in which case the above answer will answer your question.

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