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In the problem 3 x 4 = 12, 3 and 4 are factors and 12 is the product.

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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