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INTRODUCTION OF FACTORS

**FACTORS -**

__Definition-__ A number is a factor
of a given number if it divides
that number exactly,
without any remainder.

**5 x 7 = 35**

**35 ÷ 5 = 7**

**35 ÷ 7 = 5**

**5 and 7 are divisors of 35 as they divide 35 without any remainder.**

**∴ 5 and 7 are called the factors of 35.**

**A factor is a number which divides a given number exactly.**

**4 x 12 = 48; 4 and 12 are the factors of 48.**

**8 x 9 = 72; 8 and 9 are the factors of 72.**

**
Example.1) Is 9 a factor of 439 ?**

**Ans.)**

**9 is not a factor of 439 since the remainder
is not 0. (Ans.)**

**Example.2) Is 8 a factor of 585 ?**

**Ans.) **

**8 is not a factor of 585 since the remainder is not 0. (Ans.)**