Table of Contents
- Divisibility Rules
- Divisibility by 0
- Divisibility by 2
- Divisibility by 4
- Divisibility by 8
- Divisibility Rules for Exponents of 2
- What’s Next?
In the previous segment, we learned about Prime and Composite numbers. In this segment, we will learn about the rules for divisibility by 2, 4, and 8.
To find if a number is divisible by another number, the number has to be divided by the other. If the remainder is 0, then it is divisible and if the remainder is non-zero then it is not divisible.
But doing long division is a tedious task.
to find out if 10,585 is divisible by 8, we will have to divide 10,585 by 8 which would be time-consuming.
Divisibility rules of certain numbers help in easily understanding whether a number is divisible by another number or not.
Divisibility by 0
- Any number multiplied by zero results in a zero.
- Thus, zero divided by any number will result in a zero.
- This means the number zero is divisible by any number.
Divisibility by 2
A number is divisible by 2 if the last digit, that is the digit in the units place of that number, is divisible by 2.
- 982,356 is divisible by 2 because its last digit 6 is divisible by 2.
- 10,987,659 is not divisible by 2 because its last digit 9 is not divisible by 2.