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

What does the number 872 look like?

This visualization shows the relationship between its 2 prime factors (large circles) and 8 divisors.

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

Prime factorization of 872:

23 × 109

(2 × 2 × 2 × 109)

See below for interesting mathematical facts about the number 872 from the Numbermatics database.

Names of 872

  • Cardinal: 872 can be written as Eight hundred seventy-two.

Scientific notation

  • Scientific notation: 8.72 × 102

Factors of 872

  • Number of distinct prime factors ω(n): 2
  • Total number of prime factors Ω(n): 4
  • Sum of prime factors: 111

Divisors of 872

  • Number of divisors d(n): 8
  • Complete list of divisors:
  • Sum of all divisors σ(n): 1650
  • Sum of proper divisors (its aliquot sum) s(n): 778
  • 872 is a deficient number, because the sum of its proper divisors (778) is less than itself. Its deficiency is 94

Bases of 872

  • Binary: 11011010002
  • Hexadecimal: 0x368
  • Base-36: O8

Squares and roots of 872

  • 872 squared (8722) is 760384
  • 872 cubed (8723) is 663054848
  • The square root of 872 is 29.5296461205
  • The cube root of 872 is 9.5537123621

Scales and comparisons

How big is 872?
  • 872 seconds is equal to 14 minutes, 32 seconds.
  • To count from 1 to 872 would take you about seven 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 872 cubic inches would be around 0.8 feet tall.

Recreational maths with 872

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