Originally Posted by noah katz
It's a factor of 2.
Your use of the word "factor" is an english-slang, that happens to be technically wrong for the behavior you are describing.
What you mean to say is: "a multiple of 2"
A "factor" is the derivative components of a cross product.
3 and 4 are factors of 12. i.e. 3x4=12
(a + b) and (a - b) are factors of a^2-b^2
Powers however, are these here:
Where x is the base and y is the exponent/power.
"powers" of 2 i.e 2^y
Not to be confused with squaring: x^2
Darn it katz, you are giving me WW3 flashbacks of grade 9, NOOOOOOO!!!! I tried sooo hard to bury all those classes