978 is an even composite number composed of three prime numbers multiplied together.

What does the number 978 look like?

This visualization shows the relationship between its 3 prime factors (large circles) and 8 divisors.

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

Prime factorization of 978:

2 × 3 × 163

See below for interesting mathematical facts about the number 978 from the Numbermatics database.

Names of 978

  • Cardinal: 978 can be written as Nine hundred seventy-eight.

Scientific notation

  • Scientific notation: 9.78 × 102

Factors of 978

  • Number of distinct prime factors ω(n): 3
  • Total number of prime factors Ω(n): 3
  • Sum of prime factors: 168

Divisors of 978

  • Number of divisors d(n): 8
  • Complete list of divisors:
  • Sum of all divisors σ(n): 1968
  • Sum of proper divisors (its aliquot sum) s(n): 990
  • 978 is an abundant number, because the sum of its proper divisors (990) is greater than itself. Its abundance is 12

Bases of 978

  • Binary: 11110100102
  • Hexadecimal: 0x3D2
  • Base-36: R6

Squares and roots of 978

  • 978 squared (9782) is 956484
  • 978 cubed (9783) is 935441352
  • The square root of 978 is 31.2729915423
  • The cube root of 978 is 9.9261222181

Scales and comparisons

How big is 978?
  • 978 seconds is equal to 16 minutes, 18 seconds.
  • To count from 1 to 978 would take you about eight 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 978 cubic inches would be around 0.8 feet tall.

Recreational maths with 978

  • 978 backwards is 879
  • The number of decimal digits it has is: 3
  • The sum of 978's digits is 24
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