Quantities which denote by same symbol are defined, like algebraic factors.
Quantities are usually expressed in the form of alphabetic letters in algebraic system. Therefore, every alphabetic character which represents a quantity is known as an algebraic factor. In some cases, algebraic factors are used number of times. So, an algebraic factor which represents a quantity is known as like factor to same algebraic factor and vice-versa. Hence, they are called as like algebraic factors.
Consider an alphabet and it is just a letter and cannot be called as an algebraic factor. However, if it represents a quantity, then it is called as an algebraic factor. So, assume the value of the algebraic factor is and it is written in mathematics as follows.
The number is a product of and . So, the number can be expressed as a product of and .
In this case, algebraic factor is representing the number . So, the number can be expressed in algebraic form as a product of two letters. In other words, one letter is used twice.
The two algebraic factors are denoted by only one letter and it is . So, the letters and are known as like algebraic factors.
According to this example, an alphabet can be used number of times in algebra but it becomes a like algebraic factor to same alphabet.