# Multiples of 4

Multiples of 4   • The multiples of 4 are numbers that can be divided by four exactly, leaving no remainder.
• The answers to the four times table are the first few multiples of 4.
• For example 3 × 4 = 12 and so, the third multiple of four is 12.
• Multiples of 4 are all even and always end in the digits of 2, 4, 6, 8 or 0.

A multiple of 4 is any number that can be divided by four exactly, leaving no remainder.

The first few multiples of 4 are seen in the 4 times table. Click on the multiples of 4 flashcards below to memorise the four times table.

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# What are the Multiples of 4?

Multiples of 4 are numbers that can be divided by four exactly, leaving no remainder.The multiples of 4 begin with the four times table and continue, adding four to get to the next number.

The first few multiples of 4 are found in the four times table and are:

4, 8, 12 ,16, 20, 24, 28, 32, 36, 40, 44, 48.

We can continue to add 4 to these numbers to find the next multiples of 4.

48 + 4 = 52 and so, 52 is the next multiple of 4.

Then adding 4 again, we have 56 and so on. Here is a list of all of the multiples of 4 to 100.

4, 8, 12 ,16, 20, 24, 28, 32, 36, 40, 44, 48, 52, 56, 60, 64, 68, 72, 76, 80, 84, 88, 92, 96, 100. Here is a list of all of the multiples of 4 all the way up to 100, shown on a number grid.

We can see that the numbers always appear in certain columns. The multiples of 4 only appear in the even number columns with numbers ending in 0, 2, 4, 6 or 8. However, we can see that not all numbers that end in 2, 4, 6, 8 or 0 are multiples of 4.

## How to Find Multiples of 4

To find a multiple of 4, simply multiply a number by four.

For example, to find the 5th multiple of 4, multiply 5 by 4.

5 × 4 = 20

And so, the fifth multiple of four is 20.

The four times table is: • 1 × 4 = 4
• 2 × 4 = 8
• 3 × 4 = 12
• 4 × 4 = 16
• 5 × 4 = 20
• 6 × 4 = 24
• 7 × 4 = 28
• 8 × 4 = 32
• 9 × 4 = 36
• 10 × 4 = 40
• 11 × 4 = 44
• 12 × 4 = 48

And so the multiples of four are: • The 1st multiple of 4 is 4
• The 2nd multiple of 4 is 8
• The 3rd multiple of 4 is 12
• The 4th multiple of 4 is 16
• The 5th multiple of 4 is 20
• The 6th multiple of 4 is 24
• The 7th multiple of 4 is 28
• The 8th multiple of 4 is 32
• The 9th multiple of 4 is 36
• The 10th multiple of 4 is 40
• The 11th multiple of 4 is 44
• The 12th multiple of 4 is 48

## Teaching the Multiples of 4

All multiples of 4 end in the same digits, which are 0, 4, 8, 2, 6. This pattern repeats in this order. To get to the next multiple of 4 from the previous multiple of 4, simply add 4.

All multiples of 4 are also multiples of 2. This is because 4 is in the two times table and all multiples of 4 can be divided by 2. All multiples of 4 are even.

When teaching the four times table, we can simply start with the two times table, missing out every other number. If you get stuck, you can count on from the previous number in fours.

The two times table is shown below, with the multiples of 4 shown in bold.

2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18, 20, 22, 24, 26, 28, 30, 32, 34, 36, 38, 40, 42, 44, 46, 48. We can also teach this by thinking of it as doubling every number in the two times table. Now try our lesson on Finding the Lowest Common Multiple where we learn about the lowest common multiple. 