278

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

What does the number 278 look like?

This visualization shows the relationship between its 2 prime factors (large circles) and 4 divisors.

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

Prime factorization of 278:

2 × 139

See below for interesting mathematical facts about the number 278 from the Numbermatics database.


Names of 278

  • Cardinal: 278 can be written as Two hundred seventy-eight.

Scientific notation

  • Scientific notation: 2.78 × 102

Factors of 278

  • Number of distinct prime factors ω(n): 2
  • Total number of prime factors Ω(n): 2
  • Sum of prime factors: 141

Divisors of 278

  • Number of divisors d(n): 4
  • Complete list of divisors:
  • Sum of all divisors σ(n): 420
  • Sum of proper divisors (its aliquot sum) s(n): 142
  • 278 is a deficient number, because the sum of its proper divisors (142) is less than itself. Its deficiency is 136

Bases of 278

  • Binary: 1000101102
  • Hexadecimal: 0x116
  • Base-36: 7Q

Squares and roots of 278

  • 278 squared (2782) is 77284
  • 278 cubed (2783) is 21484952
  • The square root of 278 is 16.6733320005
  • The cube root of 278 is 6.5265188793

Scales and comparisons

How big is 278?
  • 278 seconds is equal to 4 minutes, 38 seconds.
  • To count from 1 to 278 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 278 cubic inches would be around 0.5 feet tall.

Recreational maths with 278

  • 278 backwards is 872
  • The number of decimal digits it has is: 3
  • The sum of 278's digits is 17
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