# 242

## 242 is an even composite number composed of two prime numbers multiplied together.

What does the number 242 look like?

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

242 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 242:

### 2 × 112

(2 × 11 × 11)

See below for interesting mathematical facts about the number 242 from the Numbermatics database.

### Names of 242

• Cardinal: 242 can be written as Two hundred forty-two.

### Scientific notation

• Scientific notation: 2.42 × 102

### Factors of 242

• Number of distinct prime factors ω(n): 2
• Total number of prime factors Ω(n): 3
• Sum of prime factors: 13

### Divisors of 242

• Number of divisors d(n): 6
• Complete list of divisors:
• Sum of all divisors σ(n): 399
• Sum of proper divisors (its aliquot sum) s(n): 157
• 242 is a deficient number, because the sum of its proper divisors (157) is less than itself. Its deficiency is 85

### Bases of 242

• Binary: 111100102
• Base-36: 6Q

### Squares and roots of 242

• 242 squared (2422) is 58564
• 242 cubed (2423) is 14172488
• The square root of 242 is 15.5563491861
• The cube root of 242 is 6.2316796843

### Scales and comparisons

How big is 242?
• 242 seconds is equal to 4 minutes, 2 seconds.
• To count from 1 to 242 would take you about two 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 242 cubic inches would be around 0.5 feet tall.

### Recreational maths with 242

• 242 is the same when its digits are reversed! That makes it a palindromic number.
• The number of decimal digits it has is: 3
• The sum of 242's digits is 8
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