All numbers have factors. Some factors are prime numbers, some are not.
Prime factors are factors that are prime. For example, 13 is a prime number and 13 is a factor of 26. So that means 13 is a prime factor.
The factor list will be finite, the multiple list will be infinite.
The difference is between factor pairs and distinct factors. With square numbers, one of the factor pairs will be the same number twice. When listing the distinct factors, that number is only listed once.
The difference between factors and coefficient is very distinct. A factor is a quantity which is multiplied with another to give a particular number as the result. A coefficient on the other hand is a multiplier that measures property.
A factor string consists of any factors (except 1) that multiply to equal the number. Prime factorization consists of only prime numbers that multiply to equal the number. In the case where the factors of the original number consists only of primes, there is no difference.
Well, the factors of a prime number is that they only have two factors.
No difference. Once you've found the factors of a number, the prime numbers on that list are the prime factors.
Factors go into the number. The number goes into multiples.
A factor of a integer is an integer that divides the second integer into a third integer exactly; i.e. A is a factor of B if B/A is exactly C, where all of A, B and C are integers. A prime factor is a factor as above, but is also a prime number. This means that the only factors of that factor are one and the number itself; i.e. A is a prime factor of B if B/A is exactly C andthe only factors of A are 1 and A.
The proper factors are the regular factors without one and the number itself.
A multiple is found by multiplying the number. Whereas a factor is what the number can be divided by. For example - multiples of 10 are; 10, 20, 30, 40, ... Factors of 10 are; 1, 2, 5, 10
Proper factors do not include one and the number itself.