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You are not logged in. #1 20080909 11:29:40
proper factorMy daughter have a homework of intermath . she was on 6 grade and I dont understand this: Why is the set of factors of a number not the same as the set of proper factors of that number? Explain and give example. #2 20080909 15:56:20
Re: proper factorThe "proper factors" are the factors other than the number itself. Sometimes 1 is also excluded. "The physicists defer only to mathematicians, and the mathematicians defer only to God ..."  Leon M. Lederman #3 20080910 01:02:28
Re: proper factor
Sometimes 1 is called the trivial factor. 