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# What are the factors of 46?

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The factors of 46 are 1, 2, 23 and 46, as well as -1, -2, -23 and -46. Factors are numbers that are multiplied to obtain another number. Negative numbers can also be factors, because a negative number times another negative number will produce a positive number.

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In the case of 46, 1 multiplied by 46 is equal to 46, and 2 multiplied by 23 is also equal to 46. Similarly -2 multiplied by -23 equals 46. Numbers can have multiple factors. Another example is the number 12. It has factors of 1, 2, 3, 4, 6 and 12. It also has negative factors of -1, -2, -3, -4, -6 and -12.

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