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    #1

    Factoring in

    What does "factoring in" means?

    Thanks

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    #2

    Re: Factoring in

    Consider:

    A Disposable nappies are a greener option than terries. [=washable fabric diapers]
    B What? All that paper (and bleach) going into landfill...
    A But buying and then running a washing machine - consuming fossil fuels - is a factor in the calculation.


    A could have avoided the argument by saying 'Factoring in the costs associated with washing machines, disposable nappies are a greener option than terries.

    (Note: I don't advocate either side of this argument. When I was a young father, there were more Bs than As, but there was a growing number of As. I don't follow the arguments nowadays. )

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