17 is a prime number. Like all primes greater than two, it is odd and has no factors apart from itself and one.

What does the number 17 look like?

As a prime, it is not composed of any other numbers and has no internal structure.

17 is a prime number. Like all primes (except two), it is an odd number.

Prime factorization of 17:


See below for interesting mathematical facts about the number 17 from the Numbermatics database.

Names of 17

  • Cardinal: 17 can be written as Seventeen.

Scientific notation

  • Scientific notation: 1.7 × 101

Factors of 17

  • Number of distinct prime factors ω(n): 1
  • Total number of prime factors Ω(n): 1
  • Sum of prime factors: 17

Divisors of 17

  • Number of divisors d(n): 2
  • Complete list of divisors:
    1 17
  • Sum of all divisors σ(n): 18
  • Sum of proper divisors (its aliquot sum) s(n): 1
  • 17 is a deficient number, because the sum of its proper divisors (1) is less than itself. Its deficiency is 16

Bases of 17

  • Binary: 100012
  • Hexadecimal: 0x11
  • Base-36: H

Squares and roots of 17

  • 17 squared (172) is 289
  • 17 cubed (173) is 4913
  • The square root of 17 is 4.1231056257
  • The cube root of 17 is 2.5712815907

Scales and comparisons

How big is 17?
  • A cube with a volume of 17 cubic inches would be around 0.2 feet tall.

Recreational maths with 17

  • 17 backwards is 71
  • 17 is a twin prime! Its twin is 19
  • The number of decimal digits it has is: 2
  • The sum of 17's digits is 8
  • More coming soon!

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