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# Explain the factor of 6?

## Answer

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###### February 02, 2009 10:44PM

factors of a number are all the possible whole numbers that can goes into that number. example: 1 times 6 equals 6 and 3 times 2 equals 6 since no other numbers can divide evenly into 6, 6 only has four factors: 1, 2, 3, 6

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### Is 6 a factor of 492 explain how you know?

Yes, 6 is a factor of 492. If you divide 492 by 6 you get 82
with no remainder. The fact that there was no remainder means that
the first number is a factor of the second number.
Taking this to the obvious conclusion; the prime factors of 492
are 2, 2, 3, and 41. 6 is 2 times 3, so it is a non prime factor,
but it is a factor nontheless.