# 179

## 179 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 179 look like?

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

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

## Prime factorization of 179:

### 179

See below for interesting mathematical facts about the number 179 from the Numbermatics database.

### Names of 179

• Cardinal: 179 can be written as One hundred seventy-nine.

### Scientific notation

• Scientific notation: 1.79 × 102

### Factors of 179

• Number of distinct prime factors ω(n): 1
• Total number of prime factors Ω(n): 1
• Sum of prime factors: 179

### Divisors of 179

• Number of divisors d(n): 2
• Complete list of divisors:
• Sum of all divisors σ(n): 180
• Sum of proper divisors (its aliquot sum) s(n): 1
• 179 is a deficient number, because the sum of its proper divisors (1) is less than itself. Its deficiency is 178

### Bases of 179

• Binary: 101100112
• Base-36: 4Z

### Squares and roots of 179

• 179 squared (1792) is 32041
• 179 cubed (1793) is 5735339
• The square root of 179 is 13.3790881603
• The cube root of 179 is 5.6357407945

### Scales and comparisons

How big is 179?
• 179 seconds is equal to 2 minutes, 59 seconds.
• To count from 1 to 179 would take you about twenty-nine 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. (We do not count involuntary pauses, bathroom breaks or the necessity of sleep in our calculation!)

• A cube with a volume of 179 cubic inches would be around 0.5 feet tall.

### Recreational maths with 179

• 179 backwards is 971
• 179 is a twin prime! Its twin is 181
• The number of decimal digits it has is: 3
• The sum of 179's digits is 17
• More coming soon!