and check out the little trick for knowing if a number is divisible by 3
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Freaked out by division? The three times tables is really interesting - try this little trick:
To test if a number is divisible by 3, just add together its digits.
The answer will ALWAYS be 3, 6 or 9
Here - check this example out
Is 24 divisible by 3?
Add together its digits (2 + 4 = 6)
So yes, 24 IS divisible by 3
Is 50 divisible by 3?
Add together its digits (5 + 0 = 5)
No, the answer needs to by 3, 6, or 9
50 is NOT divisible by 3
Is 78 divisible by 3?
Add together its digits (7 + 8 = 15 This is a two digit number, so keep adding: 1 + 5 = 6)
Yes! This 78 is divisible by 3
There is a similar test for the six times table, but there is a small yet important difference: ALL the numbers in the 6 times table are EVEN numbers. So if you are starting with an odd number, it will NOT be divisible by 6 (but it might be divisible by 3)
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