# 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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A crucial understanding required here is the multiplicative coordination (hereafter, referred to as MC), among divisor (2/3 kilogram bags), remainder (3/6 of a kilogram of sugar), and quotient (3 3/4 bags).
2](S) [not equal to] 0 endowed with a semicomplete meromorphic vector field X, its minimal model is an Enoki surface, and the curve of poles of X is the support of the divisor Dn, a, t.
Especificamente los conceptos relacionados a la linealidad se analizan en el bloque sumador y los conceptos relacionados a la varianza se analizan en el divisor de frecuencias.
It divided the seats accorded to each province into two allocations, with half apportioned proportionately by bloc with an initial Sainte-Lague divisor of 1.
For integers m and n where m divides n, m is a divisor of n and is written as m|n.
Through the left or right shift, the dividend and divisor will meet the conditions of normalization.
The remainder comes out as -15/16 but since we divided both the dividend and divisor in the original problem by 2, the remainder has been accidentally divided by 2.
After years of campaigning, Sierra del Divisor was finally given National Park status in November, completing what is now known as the Andes-Amazon Conservation Corridor, encompassing an area of nearly 270,000 sq km, larger than the entirety of the UK.
In this picture distinct statistics follows from the existence of the two types of "light-cones" in the octonionic (4+4)-space (9), what shows itself in the definitions of the primitive zero divisors (26) and (30).
If r(x) = 0, then g(x) is a right divisor of [mathematical expression not reproducible].
Rather than decomposing a divisor into prime factors and then finding divisibility relationship it was more efficient to find divisibility for a given number.

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