Divisibility, HCF & LCM Tricks and Formulas

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Divisibility Tests

• A number is divisible by 2, if its unit՚s place digit is 0,2, 4, or 8
• A number is divisible by 3, if the sum of its digits is divisible by 3
• A number is divisible by 4, if the number for med by its last two digits is divisible by 4
• A number is divisible by 8, if the number formed by its last three digits is divisible by 8
• A number is divisible by 9, if the sum of its digits is divisible by 9
• A number is divisible by 11, if, starting from the RHS, (Sum of its digits at the odd place) – (Sum of its digits at even place) is equal to 0 or 11x

Application of H. C. F

The greatest natural number that will divide x, y and z leaving remainders r1, r2 and r3, respectively, is the

Application of L. C. M

The smallest natural number that is divisible by x, y and z leaving the same remainder r in each case is the

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