# What is an aliquot factor?

It is a whole divisor. For instance 5 is an aliquot factor of 15, and 15 is an aliquot factor of 150.

I'm sorry, but I don't seem to understand it.
For example, how do you get the aliquot factor of 50?

2, 5, 10, 25 would be aliquot factors of 50. Any whole number divisor.

thank you

## To find the aliquot factors of a number, you need to identify all the whole number divisors of that number. So, to find the aliquot factors of 50, you need to determine all the whole numbers that divide evenly into 50.

In this case, you can start by dividing 50 by 1, which gives you 50. So, 1 is an aliquot factor of 50. Then, you can divide 50 by 2, which gives you 25. Therefore, 2 is another aliquot factor of 50. Next, you can divide 50 by 3, 4, 5, and 6, but none of these numbers divide evenly into 50.

Continuing, when you divide 50 by 7, it does not divide evenly, and the same goes for 8, 9, and 10. However, when you divide 50 by 11, it also does not divide evenly. Finally, you can divide 50 by 12, which gives you 4. So, 12 is an aliquot factor of 50.

In summary, the aliquot factors of 50 are: 1, 2, 5, 10, 25, and 50 itself.