Thinking Mathematically (6th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0321867327
ISBN 13: 978-0-32186-732-2

Chapter 5 - Number Theory and the Real Number System - 5.1 Number Theory: Prime and Composite Numbers - Concept and Vocabulary Check: 7



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The words factor and divisor have opposite meanings is a false statement. For example, let's use 8 and 24 and give a counterexample. 8 is a factor of 24 because 24 divided by 8 is 3. A factor divides evenly into a number with no remainder, Using he same number set, 8 is a divisor of 24 because 24 divided by 8 is also 3 (with no remainder). Therefore, a factor and a a divisor work in the same way. They do not have opposite meanings, rather they have the same meaning.
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