Definition of

# Divisor (of an integer)

A number that divides the integer exactly (no remainder).

In other words the division works perfectly with

Examples:

• 3 is a divisor of 12, because 12 ÷ 3 = 4 exactly

• 4 is a divisor of 12, because 12 ÷ 4 = 3 exactly

• 5 is

Note: a divisor is also a factor of the original integer.

In other words the division works perfectly with

**no fractions or remainders involved**.Examples:

• 3 is a divisor of 12, because 12 ÷ 3 = 4 exactly

• 4 is a divisor of 12, because 12 ÷ 4 = 3 exactly

• 5 is

**not**a divisor of 12, because 12 ÷ 5 = 2 with a remainder of 2Note: a divisor is also a factor of the original integer.

See: Factor

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