Factoring

In the UK, factorizing. The process of reducing a number or expression to its basic elements (factors).

For example, the factors of number 45 are the prime numbers 3 * 3 * 5.

To factor an expression is to rewrite it using simpler expressions, multiplied. For example, the expression

2y+6

when factored becomes

2(y+3).

See also Matrix Factorization.

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