Factor PairsDate: 05/16/99 at 22:18:05 From: Ashly Dull Subject: Factor pairs I have been asked to define factor pairs. I do not have a reference book that answers the specific question. I have searched the Web without any success. Please help. Date: 05/17/99 at 12:47:48 From: Doctor Terrel Subject: Re: Factor pairs Dear Ashley, A factor pair is nothing more nor less than two numbers that when multiplied together yield a given number. For example, 24: 24 --------- 1 | 24 2 | 12 3 | 8 4 | 6 so 24 has four distinct factor pairs. That's all there is to it, but it's a basic idea needed in first year algebra. - Doctor Terrel, The Math Forum http://mathforum.org/dr.math/ |
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