__maths__>__Divisibility in Whole Numbers__>__Simplification of Divisibility Tests: 8, 12, 15__### Divisibility by 12

In this page, a simple overview of the divisibility test for `12` is provided. The procedure uses simplification by factors.

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If a number is given as `3xx4xx2351`, will it be divisible by `12`?

- cannot decide without finding the result of the given multiplication
- it is divisible by `12` as it has `3` and `4` as factors
- it is divisible by `12` as it has `3` and `4` as factors

The answer is "it is divisible by `12` as it has `3` and `4` as factors"

**Test for Divisibility by `12`** : If a number is divisible by `3` and `4`, then the number is divisible by `12`.

Is `2008` divisible by `12`?

- Yes
- No
- No

The answer is "No". The number is divisible by `4` and not divisible by `3`. So, it is concluded that the number is not divisible by `12`.

Is `720` divisible by `12`?

- Yes
- Yes
- No

The answer is "Yes". The number is divisible by `4` and `3`, So, it is concluded that the number is divisible by `12`.

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