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I'm wondering if there's a special term for the following:

The (special factor) of a number $x$ is a pair of numbers that multiply to give $x$ but has the smallest difference compared to other factors of $x$

The (special factor) of $140$ is $14*10$
The (special factor) of $36$ is $6*6$ (in other words, not $9*4$ as $6-6 = 0$)
The (special factor) of $660$ is $22*30$

Is there a terminology for this special factor?

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You could call it/them the median factor/s; they're exactly in the middle of the sequence of factors. –  joriki Oct 11 '11 at 12:45
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they are also the divisors closest to $\sqrt{x}$ –  ratchet freak Oct 11 '11 at 12:47

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