Multiples of 60
Multiples of 60 are whole numbers. They are the resultant product of natural numbers and 60. In other words, we can say that the multiples of 60 are the numbers that can be divided by 60 without leaving any remainder. We can create n number of multiples of 60 just by multiplying 60 with n natural numbers.
In this minilesson, we will calculate the multiples of 60 and we will learn some interesting facts about these multiples.
 First five multiples of 60: 60, 120, 180, 240, and 300.
 Prime Factorization of 60: 60 = 2 × 2 × 3 × 5
1.  What Are the Multiples of 60? 
2.  First 20 Multiples of 60 
3.  Important Notes 
4.  FAQs on Multiples of 60 
What Are the Multiples of 60?
It is interesting to note that the multiples of 60 can be conveniently derived from the multiples of the number 6. The first five multiples of 6 are 6, 12, 18, 24, and 30. By multiplying each multiple of 6 by 10, we can derive the multiples of 60.
 10 × 6 (multiple of 6) = 60 (multiple of 60)
 10 × 12 = 120
 10 × 18 = 180
 10 × 24 = 240
 10 × 30 = 300
Hence, the first five multiples of 60 are 60, 120, 180, 240, and 300.
The first five multiples of 60 using skip counting are shown below.
First 20 Multiples of 60
The first 20 multiples of 60 are those numbers which we obtain as the result when we multiply natural numbers from 120 with 60. The first 20 multiples of 60 can be obtained using a skip count method. The first 20 multiples of the number 60 are listed in the table below.
First 20 Multiples of 60  

60 × 1 = 60  60 × 11 = 660 
60 × 2 = 120  60 × 12 = 720 
60 × 3 = 180  60 × 13 = 780 
60 × 4 = 240  60 × 14 = 840 
60 × 5 = 300  60 × 15 = 900 
60 × 6 = 360  60 × 16 = 960 
60 × 7 = 420  60 × 17 = 1020 
60 × 8 = 480  60 × 18 = 1080 
60 × 9 = 540  60 × 19 = 1040 
60 × 10 = 600  60 × 20 = 1200 
To understand the concept of finding multiples, let us take a few more examples.
 Multiples of 12  The first five multiples of 12 are 12, 24, 36, 48, and 60.
 Multiples of 3  The first five multiples of 3 are 3, 6, 9, 12, and 15.
 Multiples of 10  The first five multiples of 10 are 10, 20, 30, 40, and 50.
 Multiples of 14  The first five multiples of 14 are 14, 28, 42, 56, and 70.
 Multiples of 36  The first five multiples of 36 are 36, 72, 108, 144, and 180.
Challenging Questions:
 Rachel is appearing in an online examination and the time allocated to answer each question is 3 minutes. Convert the time in seconds using the multiples of 60.
 Joe is a farmer and he wishes to fence his land. He also wants to have every sixth pole of the fence in red color. If Joe has used 60 red poles in fencing his land, find the total number of poles used in the fence.
Important Notes:
 The first five multiples of 60 are 60, 120, 180, 240, and 300.
 Multiplying the multiples of 6 by 10 gives you the multiples of 60.
Multiples of 60 Solved Examples

Example 1: Smith has about 2400 balls which have to be filled in boxes containing 60 each. How many boxes would Smith need to pack all the balls?
Solution:
Total number of balls available with Smith = 2400
Capacity of each box = 60
Number of boxes needed to pack all the balls = 2400 ÷ 60 = 40
Smith would need 40 boxes. 
Example 2: Over the weekend, Jackson plans to drive to Charlotte from New York to meet his parents. He estimates that it would take about 8 hours and 20 minutes to drive this distance. Calculate the same travel time in minutes.
Solution:
Time taken to drive from New York to Charlotte = 8 hours and 20 minutes
Number of minutes in 1 hour = 60 minutes
Time taken to travel (in minutes) = (8 × 60) + 20 = 480 + 20 = 500
Jackson would take a total of 500 minutes.
FAQs on Multiples of 60
How do you find the multiples of 60?
Multiply any natural number with 60 or different multiples of 6 by 10.
What are the first 6 multiples of 60?
The first 6 multiples of 60 are 60, 120, 180, 240, 300, and 360.
Are all multiples of 60 multiples of 6?
60 is a multiple of 6. Thus, 6 and all its multiples are common multiples of 6 and 60.
What is the least common multiple of 60?
Generally, a least common multiple is taken for two or more numbers. Here, we have only one number, which is 60. Hence, the least common multiple of the number 60 is 60 itself.
What are the first 5 multiples of 60?
The first 5 multiples of 6 are 60, 120, 180, 240, and 300.
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