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:

23 × 32

(2 × 2 × 2 × 3 × 3)

See below for interesting mathematical facts about the number 72 from the Numbermatics database.

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Names of 72

  • Cardinal: 72 can be written as Seventy-two.

Scientific notation

  • Scientific notation: 7.2 × 101

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:
    1 2 3 4 6 8 9 12 18 24 36 72
  • 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 (722) is 5184
  • 72 cubed (723) 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 thirty-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 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
  • More coming soon!

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