Math Basics

Basic Mathematical Operations

What does a factor and factorization mean?

A factor is a portion of a quantity that when multiplied by other factors gives the entire quantity (or product). In order to determine such factors (or divisors), you have to use factorization (also called factoring or to factor). When factoring an integer, it is referred to as prime factorization; when factoring a polynomial, it is called polynomial factorization.


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