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BSL Maths Glossary - factor - Example

Subject level: General

Example

A factor is any whole number which divides exactly into another whole number. Factors come in pairs. What are the factors of 12?

12 1 = 11; 1 is a factor of 12
12 12 =1; 12 is a factor of 12
1 and 12 are factors of 12
12 2 = 6; 2 is a factor of 12
2 and 6 are factors of 12
12 3 = 4; 3 is a factor of 12
3 and 4 are factors of 12