8 is an even composite number. It is composed of a single prime number multiplied by itself two times.

What does the number 8 look like?

This visualization shows the relationship between its 1 prime factors (large circles) and 4 divisors.

8 is an even composite number. It is composed of one distinct prime number multiplied by itself two times. It has a total of four divisors.

Prime factorization of 8:


(2 × 2 × 2)

See below for interesting mathematical facts about the number 8 from the Numbermatics database.

Names of 8

  • Cardinal: 8 can be written as Eight.

Scientific notation

  • Scientific notation: 8 × 100

Factors of 8

  • Number of distinct prime factors ω(n): 1
  • Total number of prime factors Ω(n): 3
  • Sum of prime factors: 2

Divisors of 8

  • Number of divisors d(n): 4
  • Complete list of divisors:
    1 2 4 8
  • Sum of all divisors σ(n): 15
  • Sum of proper divisors (its aliquot sum) s(n): 7
  • 8 is a deficient number, because the sum of its proper divisors (7) is less than itself. Its deficiency is 1

Bases of 8

  • Binary: 10002
  • Hexadecimal: 0x8
  • Base-36: 8

Squares and roots of 8

  • 8 squared (82) is 64
  • 8 cubed (83) is 512
  • The square root of 8 is 2.8284271249
  • 8 is a perfect cube number. Its cube root is 2

Scales and comparisons

How big is 8?
  • A cube with a volume of 8 cubic inches would be around 0.2 feet tall.

Recreational maths with 8

  • 8 is the same when its digits are reversed! That makes it a palindromic number.
  • 8 is a Harshad number.
  • The number of decimal digits it has is: 1
  • The sum of 8's digits is 8
  • More coming soon!

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