**Definition of Factor**

**An integer or number that divides into another integer or number evenly is called a factor.**

**In other words, if any integer is divided by another integer without leaving any remainder, then the latter is the factor of the former.**

For example, 2 is a factor of 8, because 2 divides evenly into 8.

For example, 2 is a factor of 8, because 2 divides evenly into 8.

**The quantities that are being multiplied together to get a product are called factors.**

**Solved Factor**

**Example**

Which of the following shows the factors of 30?

**Choices:**

A. 30 = 5 × 2 × 2

B. 30 = 5 × 5 × 2

C. 30 = 5 × 3 × 2

D. 30 = 5 × 3 × 3

**Correct Answer: C**

**Solution:**

**Step 1:**The number 30 can be written as 5 × 6.

**Step 2:**5 × 6 = 5 × 3 × 2

**Step 3:**So, the factors of 30 are 5, 3, and 2 or 30 = 5 × 3 × 2.

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