# Is 72 Divisible By 12?

In this quick and easy guide, we'll work out whether 72 is divisible by 12. There are some simple rules we can follow to decide whether one number is divisible by another without ever needing to even do the division!

First up, let's clarify what we mean by "72 is divisible by 12". What we want to check is whether 72 can be divided by 12 without any remainder (i.e the answer is a whole number).

To work out if 72 is divisible by 12, we can check whether 72 is divisible by both 3 and 4. If it is, then it's also divisible by 12.

In this case, we can see that 72 IS divisible by both 3 and 4, which means that 72 IS divisible by 12.

Another way you can figure out if 72 is divisible by 12 is by actually doing the calculation and dividing 72 by 12:

72 / 12 =   6

Since the answer to our division is a whole number, we know that 72 is divisible by 12.

Hopefully now you know exactly how to work out whether one number is divisible by another. Could I have just told you to divide 72 by 12 and check if it is a whole number? Yes, but aren't you glad you learned the process?

Give this a go for yourself and try to calculate a couple of these without using our calculator. Grab a pencil and a piece of paper and pick a couple of numbers to try it with.