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On a road trip, the Madison family sees that they have 56 miles more to go to get to their destination. Since their 4-year old and 3-year old are screaming and crying in the car, the parents decide they will sing songs to try to calm them down. They have decided that they will sing a different song for the next 56 miles. For the next few seconds, they each pick out an even number of songs. Mom picks out songs and Dad picks out songs. How many different songs will each Mom and Dad have to pick out if each song lasts 1 minute long? Use the factors of 56 to find out the answer to this troubling situation.
First, write down the number 1 and itself because those are automatically factors.
You can write each set of factors in a set of parentheses. This may make it simpler to find all the factors for this number. Next, we see that 56 is an even number, so 2 is a factor for 56. What is its factor partner? It is 28. We will write those down in our parentheses.
For the last part, we need to see what number in between 3 and 27 will divide into 56 equally. We find that numbers 4, 7, 8, and 14 do divide equally into 56 without having any remainders.
So, the Madison family still needs your help. They have not moved yet and need to get on the road to travel the last 56 miles to their destination. You can now use the factors of 56 to figure that out. Since there are two people, Mom and Dad, then you need to find out the factor partner of 2 when the number is 56. In this case, two’s factor partner is 28. So, each person needs to pick out 28 songs each. Good luck!
The 56th item in line of a set of steak knives. As a matter of fact, every 8th item in line is a set of steak knives. All of the items repeat. How many groups of items are there and how many items are in each group?
There are 8 groups because every 8th item is a set of steak knives. Since the groups are repeated, there would be 7 items in each group because 7 times 8 equals 56.
While calling the cable company to complain about your bill, the automated service message states that you are the 56th caller in line. It asks if you would like to wait. Since you don’t expect a call back like they stated, you decide to wait your turn. While listening to their interesting choice of musical numbers, you realize that all the songs are different. Every time 4 callers finish their call in this line, the automated service lets you know. You realize that an average of 10 songs play during each of those 4 callers. How many songs will you listen to by the time your call is answered?
This is a 2-step problem. Since 4 is a factor of 56, you can find out how any groups of callers will be told to you. Four’s factor partner is 14 because 4 times 14 is 56. Now, take the 14 and multiply it times 10. This would be 140. So, you will have listened to 140 songs by the time the call is answered.
In a language created by a secret code society, there are 56 symbols representing sounds to be used to create many different words in this language. Each set of 14 symbols have a pattern to them. Based on this information, how many sets will there be or patterns?
Since there are 14 symbols in each set and there is a total of 56 symbols, then there would be 4 patterns or sets. This is because 4 times 14 equals 56.
It is important to find the factors of a number like 56 because you may need to divide 56 into equal parts. If you have a group of 56 people or 56 objects and you need to divide it equally, then you will need to know the factors of 56 . These numbers will show you how many groups you will have and how many objects will be in each group.
It is necessary to find all of the factors of 56 if you need to find all of the options for 56. If you don’t because you are simply dividing a number into 56, then you may not need to find all of the factors. In a math problem, you will need to find all of the factors of a number like 56 if the question asks you to find the factors of that number. You can’t just find some of the factors of a number. If you need to find all of the factors of a number like 56, then divide all numbers below 56 into 56. If there is a remainder, then that number is not a factor.
There are not a lot of objects that come in groups of 56. That is because this is a large number and usually many objects are not grouped together. If there are things that come in groups of 56, that would help you if you group items that equal to 56.
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