What Does The Maths Term Factor Mean?


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yuan hui answered
The factor is one of two or more integers that can be exactly divided into another integer.
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Vikash Swaroop answered
When you are using the word 'factor' in mathematics you are describing a number that divides another number exactly. Given below is an example that can help you in understanding the word well: 1, 2, 4, 5, 10 and 20 are the factors of 20. In the above mentioned example all the numbers can divide the number 20 exactly so these numbers can be called the factors of 20.

Though this word is used in mathematics, this very use has prompted various other uses of the word. It can describe one of numerous things that have influence on something. Given below is a sentence that can help you in understanding the use of the word in this context: The closure of the steel plants in the country is the major factor in the closure of all the mines in that country.

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