Is 659 a prime number? What are the divisors of 659?

## Parity of 659

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

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## Is 659 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 659 is about 25.671.

Thus, the square root of 659 is not an integer, and therefore 659 is not a square number.

Anyway, 659 is a prime number, and a prime number cannot be a perfect square.

## What is the square number of 659?

The square of a number (here 659) is the result of the product of this number (659) by itself (i.e., 659 × 659); the square of 659 is sometimes called "raising 659 to the power 2", or "659 squared".

The square of 659 is 434 281 because 659 × 659 = 6592 = 434 281.

As a consequence, 659 is the square root of 434 281.

## Number of digits of 659

659 is a number with 3 digits.

## What are the multiples of 659?

The multiples of 659 are all integers evenly divisible by 659, that is all numbers such that the remainder of the division by 659 is zero. There are infinitely many multiples of 659. The smallest multiples of 659 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 659). 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 25.671). 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 659

• Preceding numbers: …657, 658
• Following numbers: 660, 661

### Nearest numbers from 659

• Preceding prime number: 653
• Following prime number: 661
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