Is 296 a prime number? What are the divisors of 296?

## Parity of 296

296 is an even number, because it is evenly divisible by 2: 296 / 2 = 148.

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## Is 296 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 296 is about 17.205.

Thus, the square root of 296 is not an integer, and therefore 296 is not a square number.

## What is the square number of 296?

The square of a number (here 296) is the result of the product of this number (296) by itself (i.e., 296 × 296); the square of 296 is sometimes called "raising 296 to the power 2", or "296 squared".

The square of 296 is 87 616 because 296 × 296 = 2962 = 87 616.

As a consequence, 296 is the square root of 87 616.

## Number of digits of 296

296 is a number with 3 digits.

## What are the multiples of 296?

The multiples of 296 are all integers evenly divisible by 296, that is all numbers such that the remainder of the division by 296 is zero. There are infinitely many multiples of 296. The smallest multiples of 296 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 296). 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 17.205). 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 296

• Preceding numbers: …294, 295
• Following numbers: 297, 298

### Nearest numbers from 296

• Preceding prime number: 293
• Following prime number: 307
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