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# What is the difference between multiple and divisible?

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2013-07-10 14:30:35

They involve the same relationship. The major difference is grammatical. "Multiple" is a noun, meaning a number that can be divided by another number without a remainder.

"Divisible" is an adjective, meaning capable of being divided by another number without a remainder.

12 is a multiple of 3. In this sentence, the word "multiple" refers to the number 12.

12 is divisible by 3. In this sentence, "divisible" refers to a quality that 12 has.

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2013-07-10 14:30:35
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## A number a power of a variable or a product of the two is a monomial while a polynomial is the of monomials

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2008-01-11 23:09:22

Multiplication, is when you give the same amount of pieces to everyone. Division, is when you divide among the pieces that you have. (This may sound confusing, here are a few examples.) Multiplication 9 x 3 = 27 There were 9 people. I gave them 3 books each. In total, if you count up all the books, it will total up to 27. Division 9 / 3 ( / = divided by) = 3 There are 9 books. I give each each person 3 books. If you divide, you will get 3 as your answer. 3 people got books.