# What is the sum of whole numbers which divide into 24?

I believe the answer would be 60, if I'm understanding the question correctly. I find this question terribly hard to understand, though, because of the way it is worded. Is it asking to add the whole numbers that are divisible within the number 24, or all of the possible numbers divisible by using the number 24?

I believe the question is flawed because the way it is worded suggests that you need to find whole numbers divisible by 24, then add them together. This is impossible because there are infinite numbers divisible by 24 so it becomes impossible to add them all together.

It is awkwardly worded.

The numbers that evenly divide into 24 are:

1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 8, 12, 24

The sum of these numbers is indeed 60.

It is hard to know if this is the meaning of the question or the answer they were looking for. Context might help.

It is the question of my 6th grade student that he got from a pre-test of Math Olympic. Do you think that the question is not right?