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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 a2b 2, since (a+b)(ab)=a2b2. In general, if r is a rootroot,
in mathematics, number or quantity r for which an equation f(r)=0 holds true, where f is some function. If f is a polynomial, r is called a root of f; for example, r=3 and r
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 of a polynomialpolynomial,
mathematical expression which is a finite sum, each term being a constant times a product of one or more variables raised to powers. With only one variable the general form of a polynomial is a0xn+a1x
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 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.

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

factor

A quantity which is multiplied by another quantity.

See also divisor.

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 correct dose of the SCF into the iPP/SCF composites was checked by TGA.
Table 1 compiles the final loss weight results for the iPP/ SCF composites under inert atmosphere, according the thermograms displayed in Fig.
We provide evidence that augmenting the SCF gets us close to this ideal.
Several challenges must be confronted when estimating wealth and income distributions with micro data, such as the SCF and the administrative tax data.
A second central finding, echoing Zinman (2009), is that credit card debt appears to be up to 40 percent lower in the SCF than in the CCP.
Further, the aggregate student debt balances implied by the SCF are roughly 25 percent lower than those implied by the CCP, which, in turn, are similar to aggregates drawn from other student debt sources.
Douglas said the SCF has made some significant strides since its five-year plan was launched this past spring.
Since SCF programs require buyers to submit the supplier's invoices to the bank within days, suppliers benefit by an earlier reconciliation of invoices.
Once these adjustments are made, the evolution of household balance sheets is generally similar in both the SCF and the FA.
Outdoor gear retailer Recreational Equipment (REI) is building a case to replace the sliding-scale discount program in its accounts payable platform with an automated SCF platform, though it has yet to choose a vendor to power it, says Russell Paquette, treasurer at the Kent, Wash.
Thus, despite the widespread support for an SCF, disagreements over format, presentation, and classification were so significant that the final Statement was adopted by a slim margin of 4 to 3.