### Is there a difference between factors and factor strings of a number?

If I may use an English analogy, factors are like letters and factor strings are like sentences. Factors are numbers that can be multiplied together to create products. Factor strings are factors multiplied together. The factors of 24 are 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 8, 12, 24 Factor strings for 24 include 2 x 12, 3 x 8, 4 x 6, 2 x 2 x 6, 2 x 3 x 4 and 2 x 2…