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## factor

factor, in arithmetic, any number that divides a given number evenly, i.e., without any remainder. The factors of 12 are 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, and 12. Similarly in algebra, any one of the algebraic expressions multiplied by another to form a product is a factor of that product, e.g., a+b and ab are factors of a2b2, since (a+b)(ab)=a2b2. In general, if r is a root of a polynomial equation f(x)=0, then (xr) is a factor of the polynomial f(x).

## factor

[′fak·tər]
(mathematics)
For an integer n, any integer which gives n when multiplied by another integer.
For a polynomial p, any polynomial which gives p when multiplied by another polynomial.
For a graph G, a spanning subgraph of G with at least one edge.
(statistics)
A quantity or a variable being studied in an experiment as a possible cause of variation.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

## factor

1. Maths
a. one of two or more integers or polynomials whose product is a given integer or polynomial
b. an integer or polynomial that can be exactly divided into another integer or polynomial
2. Med any of several substances that participate in the clotting of blood
3. Law, Commerce a person who acts on another's behalf, esp one who transacts business for another
4. former name for a gene
5. Commercial law a person to whom goods are consigned for sale and who is paid a factorage
6. (in Scotland) the manager of an estate
Collins Discovery Encyclopedia, 1st edition © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

## factor

A quantity which is multiplied by another quantity.

## factor

A number that divides evenly into another number. For example, 3 and 4 are factors of 12. See factorial and IFP.
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The DG ANF also highlighted that Pakistan was sharing over 2600-kilometre border with Afghanistan and has become the major victim and transit country for Afghan drug traffickers.
In sixth operation, ANF Lahore arrested an accused namely Muhammad Tauseef r/o Faisalabad and recovered four kg Hashish from his personal possession.
According to a press release, the ANF also arrested five culprits and impounded three vehicles while conducting seven counter-narcotic strikes on different places.
Furthermore, the ANF has also frozen assets worth Rs39.265 million this year.
At least 30 people allegedly involved in drug trafficking were arrested and 18 vehicles impounded, ANF says
The first deal is with French investment firm Icade, relating to the projected acquisition of ANF by Icade through the acquisition of the majority stake held by Eurazeo in ANF, followed by a mandatory tender offer, both at a price per share of EUR 22.15.
Expressing satisfaction over ANF's overall performance, the DG appreciated progress on counter-narcotics operations, international commitments, drug prevention and public awareness programmes and treatment of drug addicts at ANF-run centers.
Ensuring that every nurse, midwife and assistant in nursing receives pay and conditions reflective of their extensive level of skill and education is a priority for the ANF.
During the year, ANF registered 722 cases, arrested 829 persons involved in drug trafficking, seized 5361 Kgs Opium, 1535 Kgs Morphine, 1119 Kgs Heroin, 36995 Kgs Hashish and 2.057 Kgs Cocaine.
The Minister was apprised that ANF is also undertaking drug demand reduction campaign through public awareness drives and community participation activities throughout Pakistan; a total of 18168 Patients were treated in ANF rehabilitation centres free of cost.
According to ANF spokesman, the seized drugs comprised of 46.200 kg Hashish, 7.650 kg Heroin, 3025 Xanax tabs and 1.940 kg Amphetamine (Ice).
As per details issued here on Thursday, in an intelligence based operation, ANF Quetta intercepted an unattended Toyota Pickup Single Cabin from general area of Killi Kala Chah, Tehsil Dalbandin, District Chaghi and recovered 1015 Kg Morphine from the said vehicle.

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