Is 251 a prime number? What are the divisors of 251?

## Parity of 251

251 is an odd number, because it is not evenly divisible by 2.

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## Is 251 a perfect square number?

A number is a perfect square (or a square number) if its square root is an integer; that is to say, it is the product of an integer with itself. Here, the square root of 251 is about 15.843.

Thus, the square root of 251 is not an integer, and therefore 251 is not a square number.

Anyway, 251 is a prime number, and a prime number cannot be a perfect square.

## What is the square number of 251?

The square of a number (here 251) is the result of the product of this number (251) by itself (i.e., 251 × 251); the square of 251 is sometimes called "raising 251 to the power 2", or "251 squared".

The square of 251 is 63 001 because 251 × 251 = 2512 = 63 001.

As a consequence, 251 is the square root of 63 001.

## Number of digits of 251

251 is a number with 3 digits.

## What are the multiples of 251?

The multiples of 251 are all integers evenly divisible by 251, that is all numbers such that the remainder of the division by 251 is zero. There are infinitely many multiples of 251. The smallest multiples of 251 are:

## How to determine whether an integer is a prime number?

To determine the primality of a number, several algorithms can be used. The most naive technique is to test all divisors strictly smaller to the number of which we want to determine the primality (here 251). First, we can eliminate all even numbers greater than 2 (and hence 4, 6, 8…). Then, we can stop this check when we reach the square root of the number of which we want to determine the primality (here the square root is about 15.843). Historically, the sieve of Eratosthenes (dating from the Greek mathematics) implements this technique in a relatively efficient manner.

More modern techniques include the sieve of Atkin, probabilistic algorithms, and the cyclotomic AKS test.

## Numbers near 251

• Preceding numbers: …249, 250
• Following numbers: 252, 253

### Nearest numbers from 251

• Preceding prime number: 241
• Following prime number: 257
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