Would you like you like to learn the **difference between factors and multiples**? And would you like a few math examples to help you understand the difference? Here you go!

Factors and multiples are numbers in multiplication problems. Let’s take a look at a number — let’s use number **20**.

Now let’s start with **factors**. If we are working with factors, we are going to call the number **20** our **“product”** (the answer to a multiplication problem). So, since we know the product, what are the **factors** of **20**?

**Factors **are numbers that multiply together to get the product.

Here’s an easy one — **1 X 20 = 20!**

So, we already know two factors of **20 **— **1** and **20**.

The numbers **4 **and** 5 **are also **factors **of **20**, right? **4 X 5 = 20**

Can you think of any other factors of **20?** Can any other numbers be multiplied together to get **20**?

How about **2 X 10**? Yep! **2 X 10** **= 20**.

Want to know another cool fact? All those numbers that get multiplied together are called “**factor pairs**.” **2 and 10** are a **factor pair**, **4 and 5** are a **factor pair**, and so on.

So, now let’s list all the factors of **20**. They are **1,2,4,5,10, and 20**.

What are **MULTIPLES**?

**Multiples** are all the products of a number. And unlike **factors**, there are an infinite number of **multiples**. Using the number **20** again, the multiples of **20** will be all the products of multiplying **20** by any number.

**1 X 20** = **20**, **2 X 20** = **40**, **3 X 20** = **60**…

You can also think of **multiples** as “skip counting!”

The multiples of **20** are **20, 40, 60, 80, 100, 120, 140, 160** — and they keep going and going.