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Factoring is like taking a number apart. It means to express a number as the product of its factors. Factors are either composite numbers or prime numbers (except that 0 and 1 are neither prime nor composite).
The number 12 is a multiple of 3, because it can be divided evenly by 3.
3
x 4 = 12
3
and 4 are both factors of 12
12 is a multiple of both 3 and 4.
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