Multiples of 6
Multiples of 6 are the products of 6 and natural numbers. In other words, a multiple of 6 is a number that can be divided by 6 and leaves the remainder zero. Interestingly, multiples of 6 have a difference of 6 between each other. In this minilesson, we will calculate the multiples of 6 and learn interesting facts about these multiples. In this minilesson, let's learn more about multiples of 6 in the tabular form with examples.
 First five multiples of 6: 6, 12, 18, 24, 30
 Prime factorization of 6: 2 x 3
1.  What Are the Multiples of 6? 
2.  First 20 Multiples of 6 
3.  Important Notes 
4.  FAQs on Multiples of 6 
What Are the Multiples of 6?
The product of 6 with any number is a multiple of 6.
6×1 = 6
6×2 = 12
6×3 = 18
We get successive multiples of 6 by skip counting.
If we skip count 128 times by 6, we will get the 128th multiple of 6. i.e., 128×6 = 768.
List of First 20 Multiples of 6
We obtain the first 20 multiples of 6 by finding the product of 6 and the first 20 natural numbers.
Product  Multiples 

6 × 1  6 
6 × 2  12 
6 × 3  18 
6 × 4  24 
6 × 5  30 
6 × 6  36 
6 × 7  42 
6 × 8  48 
6 × 9  54 
6 × 10  60 
6 × 11  66 
6 × 12  72 
6 × 13  78 
6 × 14  84 
6 × 15  90 
6 × 16  96 
6 × 17  102 
6 × 18  108 
6 × 19  114 
6 × 20  120 
To understand the concept of finding multiples, let us take a few more examples.
 Multiples of 20  The first five multiples of 20 are 20, 40, 60, 80, 100
 Multiples of 4  The first five multiples of 4 are 4, 8, 12, 16, 20
 Multiples of 5  The first five multiples of 5 are 5, 10, 15, 20, 25
 Multiples of 3  The first five multiples of 3 are 3, 6, 9, 12, 15
 Multiples of 7  The first five multiples of 7 are 7, 14, 21, 28, 35
Important Notes:
 Every number is the smallest multiple of itself.
 All the multiples of 6 are multiples of both 2 and 3. 24 is a multiple of 2 and 3.
 A multiple can be the common multiple of two or more numbers.
Example: 100 is the common multiple of 2, 4, 5, 10, 20, 25, and 50.  All the multiples of 6 are even numbers.
Solved Examples on Multiples of 6

Example 1
Andrea decides to make bracelets one by one in such a way that there are 6 beads in the first bracelet, 12 in the second, 18 in the third, and so on. How many beads would she need to make the 45^{th} bracelet?
Solution
In the 4^{th} bracelet, Andrea needs 4×6 = 24 beads
In the 8^{th} bracelet, she needs 8×6 = 48 beads.
Hence for n^{th} bracelet, she needs n×6 beads.
Here she looks for the 45^{th} bracelet.
Thus, Andrea needs 45×6 = 270 beads.

Example 2
Mike is playing a video game. For every jump over the obstacle, he collects 6 coins. He wants to know how many coins he would have collected if he crosses 112 such jumps. Can you help him to calculate the score?
Solution
In one jump, Mike gets 6 coins.
In 112 jumps, he would have collected 112×6 = 672 coins.

Example 3
Mia gets a score of 6 points from 8 judges at each level. What will be her score at the end of the 66th level?
Solution
Mia's score at each level is 8×6 = 48
At the 6th level, she would score 48×6 = 288.
FAQs on Multiples of 6
1. What are the first 6 multiples of 6?
The first 6 multiples of 6 are 6, 12, 18, 24, 30, and 36. Their sum equals to 126.
2. What is the smallest multiple of 6?
The smallest multiple of 6 is 6.
3. What is the seventh multiple of 6?
The seventh multiple of 6 is 7×6 = 42
4. How do you find multiples of 6?
By multiplying 6 to natural numbers we get the multiples of 6.
5. What are 5 multiples of 6?
The first 5 multiples of 6 are 6, 12, 18, 24, and 30.