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Thought-Process to Discover Knowledge

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This page provides a brief overview of factors of a number.

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When is a dividend "divisible" by a divisor?

• when the remainder is not 0
• when the remainder is 0
• when the remainder is 0
• both the above

The answer is "when the remainder is 0".

The divisors that divide, with remainder 0, are called factors of the dividend.

eg: Factors of 6 are 1, 2, 3, and 6. Because the remainder is 0 for 6-:1, 6-:2, 6-:3 and 6-:6

eg: Factors of 20 are 1, 2, 4, 5, 10, and 20

eg: Factors of 13 are 1 and 13

Which of the following is a meaning for the word "factor"?

• a part or component of something bigger
• a part or component of something bigger
• a thing that is known or proved to be true

The answer is "a part or component of something bigger".

What is the term used to refer to a number that divides another number without remainder?

• Pronunciation : Say the answer once
Spelling: Write the answer once

The answer is "factor of the number".

Factors of a number : The divisor that divides with remainder 0, is a factor of the dividend.

the dividend, divisor are non-zero whole numbers.

What are the factors of 26?

• 1, 2, 13, 26
• 1, 2, 13, 26
• no factors

The answer is "1, 2, 13, 26"

What are the factors of 28?

• 1,2,14,28
• 1,2,4,7,14,28
• 1,2,4,7,14,28

The answer is "1,2,4,7,14,28"

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