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Old 2007-12-13, 01:49   #7
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As with any area of interest, there are words that have significantly different meaning depending upon the context.

In financial circles, "factoring" has to do with the practice of "selling" accounts receivable in order to obtain ready cash.

However, on this forum, I am likely to be the only member that have used the term in that context.

Here, "factoring" refers to the mathematical concept of reducing a number to an equivalent product of prime numbers.
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