Is 401 a prime number? What are the divisors of 401?

## Parity of 401

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

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## Is 401 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 401 is about 20.025.

Thus, the square root of 401 is not an integer, and therefore 401 is not a square number.

Anyway, 401 is a prime number, and a prime number cannot be a perfect square.

## What is the square number of 401?

The square of a number (here 401) is the result of the product of this number (401) by itself (i.e., 401 × 401); the square of 401 is sometimes called "raising 401 to the power 2", or "401 squared".

The square of 401 is 160 801 because 401 × 401 = 4012 = 160 801.

As a consequence, 401 is the square root of 160 801.

## Number of digits of 401

401 is a number with 3 digits.

## What are the multiples of 401?

The multiples of 401 are all integers evenly divisible by 401, that is all numbers such that the remainder of the division by 401 is zero. There are infinitely many multiples of 401. The smallest multiples of 401 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 401). 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 20.025). 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 401

• Preceding numbers: …399, 400
• Following numbers: 402, 403

### Nearest numbers from 401

• Preceding prime number: 397
• Following prime number: 409
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