**Factor**

To*factor*a number means to break it up into numbers that can be multiplied together to get the original number.

EXAMPLES:

6 = 3 x 2 so, factors of 6 are 3 and 2 9 = 3 x 3 so, factors of 9 are 3 and 3

Sometimes, numbers can be factored into different combinations. For example,8 = 4 x 2 = 2 x 2 x 2 18 = 9 x 2 = 6 x 3 = 3 x 2 x 3

Now, here's a problem for you:

What are the factors of 12?

For more practice factoring see the Math Pak Factor drills.