Is there a difference between divisor or factor?

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Is there a difference between divisor or factor of an integer?
 

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no difference to me.
 
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Is there a difference between divisor or factor of an integer?
I don't think so:
I agree.

For an integer N, if m is a divisor, m is also a factor.

If m | N (i.e., m divides N), then there is an integer p such that M = m * p. Clearly both m and p are factors of N.
 
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This is what I thought but have found conflicting info on the internet. Thanks.
 

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