# Factors

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1.

Financial companies that purchase or manage other companies’ receivables.

2. *Maths*.

Inputs to a calculation process, for example Discount factors.

3.

More generally, inputs to a decision process, which may or may not be expressly quantified.

4. *Economics*.

Factors of production.

5.

Intermediary distributors of spare parts and accessories.

Especially in the motor industry.

6. *Maths*.

The factors of a number are numbers which, when multiplied together, produce the original number.

For example, the factors of 3 are 1 and 3:

1 x 3 = 3.

Taking another example, the factors of 12 are 1, 2, 3, 4, 6 and 12:

1 x 12 = 12;

2 x 6 = 12; and

3 x 4 = 12.