## Tuesday, May 13, 2014

### Divisibility - 7

Category: Arithmetic

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Divisibility by 7:

How do you know that a number is divisible by 7? Well, this method of checking and verifying a number is different or unique. You need to do this one. Double the last digit of a given number and then subtract it from the remaining digits. If the result is a multiple of 7 or 0, then the given number is divisible by 7. You can repeat the process if you wish until the result is a multiple of 7 or 0.

Example 1:

The first thing that we need to do is to inspect the given number if it is divisible by 7 or not.

Double the last digit and then subtract it from the remaining digits as follows

Since -2 is not a multiple of 7, then the given number is not divisible by 7. There's a remainder of 3 in the division. The answer or a quotient must be a whole number itself. You should not have a fraction or a remainder in the final answer.

Example 2:

The first thing that we need to do is to inspect the given number if it is divisible by 7 or not.

Double the last digit and then subtract it from the remaining digits as follows

Since 7 is a multiple of 7, then the given number is divisible by 7. There's no remainder or a fraction in the division.

Example 3:

The first thing that we need to do is to inspect the given number if it is divisible by 7 or not.

Double the last digit and then subtract it from the remaining digits as follows

Since the result of this process is 0, then the given number is divisible by 7. There's no remainder or a fraction in the division.

You should consider in studying the divisibility of a number because you will use these principles later when you will study higher Math subjects that involves the division of a number, simplifying fractions, and even factoring.

This method can also be used for negative integers as long as the result of a process is a multiple of 7. Again, there should be no remainder or a fraction in the division.