# divisor

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## divisor

1. a number or quantity to be divided into another number or quantity (the dividend)
2. a number that is a factor of another number

## divisor

[də′vīz·ər]
(mathematics)
The quantity by which another quantity is divided in the operation of division.
An element b in a commutative ring with identity is a divisor of an element a if there is an element c in the ring such that a = bc.

## divisor

A quantity that evenly divides another quantity.

Unless otherwise stated, use of this term implies that the quantities involved are integers. (For non-integers, the more general term factor may be more appropriate.)

Example: 3 is a divisor of 15. Example: 3 is not a divisor of 14.
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0] belongs to the maximal set generated by the non-zero divisor a' = a + A - [a.
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The S, C and H in the trigraph SCH might therefore be thought of as being deficient when they occur separately, but when in unison, something wonderful happens: Adding together 19, 3 and 8, we obtain 30, which is an abundant integer and not a deficient integer because it is less than the sum of its proper divisors, i.
where the summations are taken over all positive divisors d of n.
q] is an Abelian group composed of reduced divisors on C.
Most allocation methods involve each party's total vote being divided successively by a series of divisors, with seats allocated to the party with the highest outstanding quotient, up to the number of seats available.
Thus a positive integer is called a perfect number if it is equal to the sum of its proper positive divisors.
The Secretary of European Affairs at the Libyan foreign ministry Abdulati Labadi affirmed that dialogue and consultation are the only means to reach common divisors which can help in building solid and strong relations between Libya and the EU.
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However, they were not fluent in multiplying and dividing numbers especially dividing fractions and dividing numbers with more than one digit divisors.

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