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Unrotated factors may not be informative.

Factors

Variable
I
II
1
length
0.85
-0.52
2
width
0.63
0.76
3
0.86
-0.50
4
0.63
0.74
5
0.98
-0.18
6
0.99
0.08
7
0.93
0.37
8
0.94
-0.34
Factor I reflects the high correlations between length and width of the rectangles. It might be called "bigness."
Factor II has negative loadings for length variables and positive ones for width variables. It might be called "width."

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