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Testing divisiblity 2-9

Testing Divisibility 2-9

If you’re a Banking or an SSC aspirant or is preparing for any other governmental and non-governmental exams ,then it is must for you to learn divisibility at least between 2 and 9. The Quant section is generally considered the toughest one. But if you know some basic tricks like this one, helps you a lot in solving problems and saving precious time.

Know how testing divisibility can come handy.

To Check Divisibility by 2




  • If the last digit of a number is 0, 2, 4, 6 or 8 then the number is divisible by 2.

To Check Divisibility by 3

  • If the sum of digits of a number is divisible by 3 then the number is divisible by 3.

eg: 268789

2 + 6 + 8 + 7 + 8 + 9 = 40

The sum here is 40 which is not divisible by 3 so the number is not divisible by 3.

  • Alternate method
    2 + 6 + 8 + 7 + 9
    Remove all the digits divisible by 3 then add the remaining.

2 + 8 + 7

Here, 7 + 2 = 9 which is divisible by 3 .Leave these digit and check for remaining digits.

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To Check Divisibility by 4

  • If the last 2 digits of a number is divisible by 4 then the number is divisible by 4.

To Check Divisibility by 5

  • If the last digit of a number is 0 or 5 then the number is divisible by 5.

To Check Divisibility by 6

  • If the number is divisible by 2 & 3 then the number is divisible by 6.

Since 2 & 3 are prime factor of 6

Prime factor theorem

To Check Divisibility by 7

  • There are methods to check divisibility by 7 but these take much time while performing calculation so its better to check the divisibility just by following the simple division.




To Check Divisibility by 8

  • If the last 3 digits of a number is divisible by 8 then the number is divisible by 8.

To Check Divisible by 9

  • If the sum of digits of a number is evenly divisible by 9 then the number is divisible by 9.

Additional Expertise

  • You may have noticed that for a number to be divisible by 2, the last digit should  be divisible by 2. Similarly, last 2 digits are checke

2^1 = 2
2^2 = 4
2^3 = 8
2^4 = 16 and so on

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