What are Math Factors?

When you multiply two or more numbers together the numbers that are multiplied together are known as factors of the final number. The number one is always a factor of any number and any number is always a factor of itself. Factors can be composite numbers or prime numbers. An example would be 4×3=12, two factors would be 4 and 3 since they both go evenly into 12 but the other factors would be 1, 2, 6, and 12. Therefore, 12 has 6 total factors.