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

What does the number 500 look like?

This visualization shows the relationship between its 2 prime factors (large circles) and 12 divisors.

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

Prime factorization of 500:

22 × 53

(2 × 2 × 5 × 5 × 5)

See below for interesting mathematical facts about the number 500 from the Numbermatics database.

Names of 500

  • Cardinal: 500 can be written as Five hundred.

Scientific notation

  • Scientific notation: 5 × 102

Factors of 500

  • Number of distinct prime factors ω(n): 2
  • Total number of prime factors Ω(n): 5
  • Sum of prime factors: 7

Divisors of 500

  • Number of divisors d(n): 12
  • Complete list of divisors:
  • Sum of all divisors σ(n): 1092
  • Sum of proper divisors (its aliquot sum) s(n): 592
  • 500 is an abundant number, because the sum of its proper divisors (592) is greater than itself. Its abundance is 92

Bases of 500

  • Binary: 1111101002
  • Hexadecimal: 0x1F4
  • Base-36: DW

Squares and roots of 500

  • 500 squared (5002) is 250000
  • 500 cubed (5003) is 125000000
  • The square root of 500 is 22.3606797750
  • The cube root of 500 is 7.9370052599

Scales and comparisons

How big is 500?
  • 500 seconds is equal to 8 minutes, 20 seconds.
  • To count from 1 to 500 would take you about four 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 500 cubic inches would be around 0.7 feet tall.

Recreational maths with 500

  • 500 backwards is 005
  • 500 is a Harshad number.
  • The number of decimal digits it has is: 3
  • The sum of 500's digits is 5
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