Factors

by Dominic Ford


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In maths, the factors of a number are the ways that you can divide it evenly into separate pieces.

For example, 12 items can be divided into 2 groups of 6, into 3 groups of 4, into 4 groups of 3, or into 6 groups of 2.

Mathematically, it can be written as \(3 \times 4\) or \(2 \times 6\).

This means that its factors are 2, 3, 4 and 6.