Hey there, awesome Math Aces 🌟 Today, we’re going to uncover the amazing world of factors, focusing on the number 72. Get ready for an exciting math adventure with Mr. Ace Math!

What Are Factors?

Factors are numbers you can multiply together to get another number. For example, if you multiply 2 and 3, you get 6. So, 2 and 3 are factors of 6. Easy peasy, right?

Finding the Factors of 72

Let’s apply this to 72. To find the factors of 72, we need to figure out which pairs of numbers multiply to give us 72. Here are some steps and examples to help you out:

Step 1: Start with 1. Every number is divisible by 1, so 1 is a factor of 72.

1 × 72 = 72

Step 2: Move to the next number. Check if 72 is divisible by 2.

2 × 36 = 72

Step 3: Continue with 3.

3 × 24 = 72

Step 4: Next up, 4.

4 × 18 = 72

Step 5: And then, 6.

6 × 12 = 72

Step 6: Don’t forget 8 and 9!

8 × 9 = 72

So, the factors of 72 are 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 8, 9, 12, 18, 24, 36, and 72. These are called factor-pairs because they multiply together to give you 72!

Why Are Factors Important?

Understanding factors helps you with other math topics like multiples, common factors, and greatest common factors (GCF). For example, if you need to find the greatest common factor of two numbers, you look at their factors and find the largest one they share.

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