Divisors of 16
Here we will define what "the divisors of 16" means and show you how to find the divisors of 16.
First, note that in a division problem like x divided by y equals z, x is the dividend, y is the divisor, and z is the quotient as illustrated here:
Dividend / Divisor = Quotient
Divisors of 16 are all the unique whole number divisors that make the quotient a whole number if you make the dividend 16:
16 / Divisor = Quotient
To find all the divisors of 16, we first divide 16 by every whole number up to 16 like so:
16 / 1 = 16
16 / 2 = 8
16 / 3 = 5.33
16 / 4 = 4
Then, we take the divisors from the list above if the quotient was a whole number. This new list is the Divisors of 16.
The Divisors of 16 are as follows:
1, 2, 4, 8, and 16.