# Factor

Factors are what we multiply to get a number. Factoring is taking a number apart.

The **FACTORY** (factor) was set up to **tear numbers apart.**

But being a factory you will notice that it is always being maintained and repaired and there are ladders all over the factory.

The **factory** (factors) used a lot of ladders.

FACTORS

We take numbers apart using ladders

**NOTE:**

Factors are NOT fractions

So 2 and 6 are factors of 12. But ½ and 24 ARE NOT a factor of 12.