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

What does the number 956 look like?

This visualization shows the relationship between its 2 prime factors (large circles) and 6 divisors.

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

Prime factorization of 956:

22 × 239

(2 × 2 × 239)

See below for interesting mathematical facts about the number 956 from the Numbermatics database.

Names of 956

  • Cardinal: 956 can be written as Nine hundred fifty-six.

Scientific notation

  • Scientific notation: 9.56 × 102

Factors of 956

  • Number of distinct prime factors ω(n): 2
  • Total number of prime factors Ω(n): 3
  • Sum of prime factors: 241

Divisors of 956

  • Number of divisors d(n): 6
  • Complete list of divisors:
  • Sum of all divisors σ(n): 1680
  • Sum of proper divisors (its aliquot sum) s(n): 724
  • 956 is a deficient number, because the sum of its proper divisors (724) is less than itself. Its deficiency is 232

Bases of 956

  • Binary: 11101111002
  • Hexadecimal: 0x3BC
  • Base-36: QK

Squares and roots of 956

  • 956 squared (9562) is 913936
  • 956 cubed (9563) is 873722816
  • The square root of 956 is 30.9192496675
  • The cube root of 956 is 9.8511280457

Scales and comparisons

How big is 956?
  • 956 seconds is equal to 15 minutes, 56 seconds.
  • To count from 1 to 956 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 956 cubic inches would be around 0.8 feet tall.

Recreational maths with 956

  • 956 backwards is 659
  • The number of decimal digits it has is: 3
  • The sum of 956's digits is 20
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