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    Why is the procedure called "factoring?" How is it related to another "f" word, they are clearly related, there is also a big difference.

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    We call it factoring as it is compared with finding prime factors of a number.

    Example: 15 = ...

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    A step-by-step solution is provided to the problem that discusses why the procedure is called "factoring."

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