999

999 is an odd composite number composed of two prime numbers multiplied together.

What does the number 999 look like?

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

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

Prime factorization of 999:

33 × 37

(3 × 3 × 3 × 37)

See below for interesting mathematical facts about the number 999 from the Numbermatics database.


Names of 999

  • Cardinal: 999 can be written as Nine hundred ninety-nine.

Scientific notation

  • Scientific notation: 9.99 × 102

Factors of 999

  • Number of distinct prime factors ω(n): 2
  • Total number of prime factors Ω(n): 4
  • Sum of prime factors: 40

Divisors of 999

  • Number of divisors d(n): 8
  • Complete list of divisors:
  • Sum of all divisors σ(n): 1520
  • Sum of proper divisors (its aliquot sum) s(n): 521
  • 999 is a deficient number, because the sum of its proper divisors (521) is less than itself. Its deficiency is 478

Bases of 999

  • Binary: 11111001112
  • Hexadecimal: 0x3E7
  • Base-36: RR

Squares and roots of 999

  • 999 squared (9992) is 998001
  • 999 cubed (9993) is 997002999
  • The square root of 999 is 31.6069612585
  • The cube root of 999 is 9.9966655549

Scales and comparisons

How big is 999?
  • 999 seconds is equal to 16 minutes, 39 seconds.
  • To count from 1 to 999 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 999 cubic inches would be around 0.8 feet tall.

Recreational maths with 999

  • 999 is the same when its digits are reversed! That makes it a palindromic number.
  • 999 is a Harshad number.
  • The number of decimal digits it has is: 3
  • The sum of 999's digits is 27
  • More coming soon!

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