Have you ever had one of those days? You have been super busy all week, but everything is due at the end of the day. So, you have 24 hours to get everything on your to-do list finished. It’s a tall order. Let’s look at the list. Each item on your to-do list below will take about the same amount of time. You just need to get everything done.

You may not have enough sleep time as usual, but that’s okay since you can make up your sleep the next day. Let’s look at your to-do list below.

Wow! That to-do list seems like a lot of work. You want to determine how long each task will take if you allot the same amount of time for each item. Remember, you have 24 hours before everything needs to get done. How would you go about knowing how long to spend on each item? You will need to use the factors of 24 to find that out.

Factors of 24 are 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 8, 12, and 24

So, to schedule the appropriate amount of time to each item on our to-do list, I will look at the factors of 24. This means that I need to find out the numbers from 24 and below that can evenly divide into 24. Let’s look at the steps for finding the factors of 24.

With our schedule, we have 24 hours. Also, we have 6 tasks listed on our to-do list. So, we need to find out six’s factor partner. Its partner is 4 because 6 times 4 is 24. This means that each task will be done in 4 hours. Unfortunately, that only gives you 4 hours to sleep.

Challenging Questions

You must make 3 quiches for your Sunday brunch tomorrow. You look in your refrigerator and find that you have two dozen eggs. Even though you have a recipe, what is the maximum number of eggs you can equally put in those 3 quiches.

Answer

Since you need to make 3 quiches tomorrow, you will need to provide an equal number of eggs to each quiche. You want to find out the most number of eggs to put in each quiche. You will need to use the factors of 24 to find this out. Remember two dozen eggs means that there are 24 eggs. So, you can divide 3 into 24 to get 8. However, you can also use the factors. What is the factor partner for 3? It is 8 because 3 times 8 equals 24. Therefore, you will need 8 eggs per quiche as the maximum number of eggs for each quiche.

There are 24 students in a class. The teacher assigns a group assignment for each group. There are six parts to do. So, there needs to be six groups. How many students will be in each group? Use the factors of 24 to find the answer.

Answer

In this case, with 24 students there needs to be 6 groups. So, we need to find out what number multiplied to 6 will equal 24. That would be 4. Six’s factor partner is 4 because six times 4 equals 24.

You want to give your sweetheart two dozen roses for Valentine’s Day. You know that your sweetheart loves purple, red, and pink flowers. You decide to arrange the flowers, so that she has a mixture of those colored flowers. How could you make sure that there are equal numbers of purple, red, and pink flowers?

Answer

You will have 8 of each color since there are 3 colors. You will have 8 purple, 8 pink, and 8 red flowers in the vase. To do this, you will need to find 3’s factor partner for the factors of 24. So, that would be 8 because 8 times 3 is 24.

Frequently Asked Questions

There are many things that come in groups of 24 or 2 dozen. Many people get 2 dozen eggs. You can also buy eggs by either the dozen or 2 dozen. There are 24 hours in a day. However, the number of 24 is often found in groups.

There are many factors for the number 24. So, you need to make sure that you have all of them. You can always check and double check. If you just check a few numbers, you may not get them all.

The best way to do that is to divide each number from 1 to 24 into 24. If the number evenly divides into 24 without a remainder, then it is a factor. When you figure out a number as a factor of 24, then write it down and its factor partner. Continue doing that until you meet in the middle with the numbers.