PROPERTIES OF FACTORS :-
1. 1 is a factor of each number.
2. Every number is a factor of itself.
3. A factor of a number is either less than or equal to the number.
Q. Find the factors of 18.
SOLUTION: ( BY DIVISION METHOD)
[Use rules of divisibility.]
The factors of 18 are 1,2,3,6,9,18.
So, 1 is the smallest factor of every number. The number itself is the greatest factor.
[Arrange the factors in ascending order - small to big]