2nd October 2019


How do you factor out a number?

How to Factor Out Numbers
  1. Determine a common factor. A common factor is 2.
  2. Divide each term by the common factor and write the results of the division in parentheses, with the factor out in front.
  3. Determine whether you can factor out any other terms. The terms left in the parentheses are still too large.
  4. Simplify the answer.

What does it mean to factor a number?

Math Term Definition. Factor. To factor a number means to break it up into numbers that can be multiplied together to get the original number. EXAMPLES: 6 = 3 x 2 so, factors of 6 are 3 and 2 9 = 3 x 3 so, factors of 9 are 3 and 3 Sometimes, numbers can be factored into different combinations.
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