# 281

## 281 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 281 look like?

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

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

## Prime factorization of 281:

### 281

See below for interesting mathematical facts about the number 281 from the Numbermatics database.

### Names of 281

• Cardinal: 281 can be written as Two hundred eighty-one.

### Scientific notation

• Scientific notation: 2.81 × 102

### Factors of 281

• Number of distinct prime factors ω(n): 1
• Total number of prime factors Ω(n): 1
• Sum of prime factors: 281

### Divisors of 281

• Number of divisors d(n): 2
• Complete list of divisors:
• Sum of all divisors σ(n): 282
• Sum of proper divisors (its aliquot sum) s(n): 1
• 281 is a deficient number, because the sum of its proper divisors (1) is less than itself. Its deficiency is 280

### Bases of 281

• Binary: 1000110012
• Base-36: 7T

### Squares and roots of 281

• 281 squared (2812) is 78961
• 281 cubed (2813) is 22188041
• The square root of 281 is 16.7630546143
• The cube root of 281 is 6.5499116201

### Scales and comparisons

How big is 281?
• 281 seconds is equal to 4 minutes, 41 seconds.
• To count from 1 to 281 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 281 cubic inches would be around 0.5 feet tall.

### Recreational maths with 281

• 281 backwards is 182
• 281 is a twin prime! Its twin is 283
• The number of decimal digits it has is: 3
• The sum of 281's digits is 11
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