# Definition of Proper Factor

A proper factor is a factor of a number that is not equal to the number itself.

Some people also say that $1$ is not a proper factor.

For example, the factors of $16$ are $1,2,4,8,16$. The proper factors of $16$ are $1,2,4,8$.

Some people would say that the proper factors of $16$ are $2,4,8$.

### Description

The aim of this dictionary is to provide definitions to common mathematical terms. Students learn a new math skill every week at school, sometimes just before they start a new skill, if they want to look at what a specific term means, this is where this dictionary will become handy and a go-to guide for a student.

### Audience

Year 1 to Year 12 students

### Learning Objectives

Learn common math terms starting with letter P

Author: Subject Coach
Added on: 6th Feb 2018

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