72
72 is an even composite number composed of two prime numbers multiplied together.
72 is an even composite number. It is composed of two distinct prime numbers multiplied together. It has a total of twelve divisors.
Prime factorization of 72:
2^{3} × 3^{2}
(2 × 2 × 2 × 3 × 3)See below for interesting mathematical facts about the number 72 from the Numbermatics database.
Names of 72
 Cardinal: 72 can be written as Seventytwo.
Scientific notation
 Scientific notation: 7.2 × 10^{1}
Factors of 72
 Number of distinct prime factors ω(n): 2
 Total number of prime factors Ω(n): 5
 Sum of prime factors: 5
Divisors of 72
 Number of divisors d(n): 12
 Complete list of divisors:
 Sum of all divisors σ(n): 195
 Sum of proper divisors (its aliquot sum) s(n): 123
 72 is an abundant number, because the sum of its proper divisors (123) is greater than itself. Its abundance is 51
Bases of 72
 Binary: 1001000 _{2}
 Hexadecimal: 0x48
Squares and roots of 72
 72 squared (72^{2}) is 5184
 72 cubed (72^{3}) is 373248

The
square root of 72 is 8.4852813743 
The
cube root of 72 is 4.1601676461
Scales and comparisons
How big is 72? 72 seconds is equal to 1 minute, 12 seconds.

To count from 1 to 72 would take you about thirtysix 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 randomlychosen 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 72 cubic inches would be around 0.3 feet tall.
Recreational maths with 72
 72 backwards is 27
 72 is a
Harshad number .  The number of decimal digits it has is: 2
 The sum of 72's digits is 9
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