# 272

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

What does the number 272 look like?

This visualization shows the relationship between its 2 prime factors (large circles) and 10 divisors.

272 is an even composite number. It is composed of two distinct prime numbers multiplied together. It has a total of ten divisors.

## Prime factorization of 272:

### 24 × 17

(2 × 2 × 2 × 2 × 17)

See below for interesting mathematical facts about the number 272 from the Numbermatics database.

### Names of 272

• Cardinal: 272 can be written as Two hundred seventy-two.

### Scientific notation

• Scientific notation: 2.72 × 102

### Factors of 272

• Number of distinct prime factors ω(n): 2
• Total number of prime factors Ω(n): 5
• Sum of prime factors: 19

### Divisors of 272

• Number of divisors d(n): 10
• Complete list of divisors:
• Sum of all divisors σ(n): 558
• Sum of proper divisors (its aliquot sum) s(n): 286
• 272 is an abundant number, because the sum of its proper divisors (286) is greater than itself. Its abundance is 14

### Bases of 272

• Binary: 1000100002
• Base-36: 7K

### Squares and roots of 272

• 272 squared (2722) is 73984
• 272 cubed (2723) is 20123648
• The square root of 272 is 16.4924225025
• The cube root of 272 is 6.4792236025

### Scales and comparisons

How big is 272?
• 272 seconds is equal to 4 minutes, 32 seconds.
• To count from 1 to 272 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 272 cubic inches would be around 0.5 feet tall.

### Recreational maths with 272

• 272 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 272's digits is 11
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