Proof of size of divisors

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could any body help me prove this

if a,b,c are integers and b doesnt equal zero

if a| b then |a| < | b|

in particular any divisors a of a positive divisor b must fall in the interval 1 < a <b
 

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morphism
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1) It's not a strict inequality

2) It follows from the definition of divisor
 
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If a|b then b= a*?
 

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