# What does “divisible by” mean? I know it sounds a stupid question, but what does this term exactly mean.

Grade:12

## 6 Answers

Nishant Vora IIT Patna
askIITians Faculty 2467 Points
8 years ago
Dear Student,

Its good that you are clearing this out because a lot of students remin confused in this.
Ok,let me explain you with an example.

Suppose, 4 is divisible by 2.
that means if I divide 4 by 2 i will get remainder as 0.
or in other words, 4 is a multiple of 2.

So, if n is divisible by m

→ n is a multiple of m.

Thanks

ng29
1698 Points
8 years ago
term divisible means that when u divides a number with other number then remainder left is 0
like take two numbers 7 and 49 , when we divide 49 by 7 remainder is 0
but when we divide 50 by 7 remainder is 1 so 50 is not divisible by 7 but 49 is divisible by 7
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Hasan Naqvi
97 Points
8 years ago
So, if n is divisible by m→ n is a multiple of m.

Yes, I get that. But will we also consider the negative multiples? ie, is -7 divisible by 7?
Nishant Vora IIT Patna
askIITians Faculty 2467 Points
8 years ago
Yup valid for negative numbers as well
ng29
1698 Points
8 years ago
"Divisible By" means "when you divide one number by another the result is a whole number"
i dont think so that divisibilty is valid for integers but i am not sur i will tell u when i got it completely
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Hasan Naqvi
97 Points
8 years ago
Can someone confirm which answer is correct?