# Thread: What is "Distinct postive factors"?

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## What is "Distinct postive factors"?

I found this questions in TestPrep

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?

Thanks

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Distinct means not alike; different in nature or quality.

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Originally Posted by shootout
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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Originally Posted by e.cartman
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.