12

12 is an even composite number composed of two prime numbers multiplied together.

12 is an even composite number. It is composed of two distinct prime numbers multiplied together. It has a total of six divisors.

Prime factorization of 12:

22 × 3

(2 × 2 × 3)

See below for interesting mathematical facts about the number 12 from the Numbermatics database.

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Names of 12

  • Cardinal: 12 can be written as Twelve.

Scientific notation

  • Scientific notation: 1.2 × 101

Factors of 12

  • Number of distinct prime factors ω(n): 2
  • Total number of prime factors Ω(n): 3
  • Sum of prime factors: 5

Divisors of 12

  • Number of divisors d(n): 6
  • Complete list of divisors:
    1 2 3 4 6 12
  • Sum of all divisors σ(n): 28
  • Sum of proper divisors (its aliquot sum) s(n): 16
  • 12 is an abundant number, because the sum of its proper divisors (16) is greater than itself. Its abundance is 4

Bases of 12

  • Binary: 1100 2
  • Hexadecimal: 0xc

Squares and roots of 12

  • 12 squared (122) is 144
  • 12 cubed (123) is 1728
  • The square root of 12 is 3.4641016151
  • The cube root of 12 is 2.2894284853

Scales and comparisons

How big is 12?
  • To count from 1 to 12 would take you about six seconds.

    This is a very rough estimate, based on a speaking rate of half a second every third order of magnitude. If you speak quickly, you could probably say any randomly-chosen number between one and a thousand in around half a second. Very big numbers obviously take longer to say, so we add half a second for every extra x1000.

    Note: we do not count involuntary pauses, bathroom breaks or the necessity of sleep in our calculation!

  • A cube with a volume of 12 cubic inches would be around 0.2 feet tall.

Recreational maths with 12

  • 12 backwards is 21
  • 12 is a Harshad number.
  • The number of decimal digits it has is: 2
  • The sum of 12's digits is 3
  • More coming soon!

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