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    What is "Distinct postive factors"?

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    n = 7(19^3)
    what is a number of distinct positive factors of n?

    normal factors of n is

    1, 7, 19, 7*19, 7*19*19, 7*19*19*19.......



    but what is "distinct positive factors"???

    is 7*19 distince positive factor?

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    Distinct means not alike; different in nature or quality.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shootout View Post
    Distinct means not alike; different in nature or quality.
    Thanks. hahah

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    Imo distinct positive factors are all the positive factors. 7(19^3) has 8 distinct positive factors. Imo it is not same as prime factors.

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    what is the different between "factor" and "distinct positive factor"?

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    I think they are the same, not distinct But it's a good question since it causes a lot of confusion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by e.cartman View Post
    Imo distinct positive factors are all the positive factors. 7(19^3) has 8 distinct positive factors. Imo it is not same as prime factors.
    moodaeng mentioned 6... the other 2?

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    IMO distinct positive factors are
    1
    7
    19
    19.19
    19.19.19
    7.19
    7.19.19
    7.19.19.19
    total 8 different numbers.

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