1996

1,996 is an even composite number composed of two prime numbers multiplied together.

What does the number 1996 look like?

This visualization shows the relationship between its 2 prime factors (large circles) and 6 divisors.

1996 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 1996:

22 × 499

(2 × 2 × 499)

See below for interesting mathematical facts about the number 1996 from the Numbermatics database.


Names of 1996

  • Cardinal: 1996 can be written as One thousand, nine hundred ninety-six.

Scientific notation

  • Scientific notation: 1.996 × 103

Factors of 1996

  • Number of distinct prime factors ω(n): 2
  • Total number of prime factors Ω(n): 3
  • Sum of prime factors: 501

Divisors of 1996

  • Number of divisors d(n): 6
  • Complete list of divisors:
  • Sum of all divisors σ(n): 3500
  • Sum of proper divisors (its aliquot sum) s(n): 1504
  • 1996 is a deficient number, because the sum of its proper divisors (1504) is less than itself. Its deficiency is 492

Bases of 1996

  • Binary: 111110011002
  • Hexadecimal: 0x7CC
  • Base-36: 1JG

Squares and roots of 1996

  • 1996 squared (19962) is 3984016
  • 1996 cubed (19963) is 7952095936
  • The square root of 1996 is 44.6766158073
  • The cube root of 1996 is 12.5908054195

Scales and comparisons

How big is 1996?
  • 1,996 seconds is equal to 33 minutes, 16 seconds.
  • To count from 1 to 1,996 would take you about thirty-three minutes.

    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 1996 cubic inches would be around 1 feet tall.

Recreational maths with 1996

  • 1996 backwards is 6991
  • The number of decimal digits it has is: 4
  • The sum of 1996's digits is 25
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