Is 82 a prime number? What are the divisors of 82?

Is 82 a prime number?

It is possible to find out using mathematical methods whether a given integer is a prime number or not.

For 82, the answer is: No, 82 is not a prime number.

The list of all positive divisors (i.e., the list of all integers that divide 82) is as follows: 1, 2, 41, 82.

To be 82 a prime number, it would have been required that 82 has only two divisors, i.e., itself and 1.

As a consequence:

  • 82 is a multiple of 1
  • 82 is a multiple of 2
  • 82 is a multiple of 41

To be 82 a prime number, it would have been required that 82 has only two divisors, i.e., itself and 1.

However, 82 is a semiprime (also called biprime or 2-almost-prime), because it is the product of a two non-necessarily distinct prime numbers. Indeed, 82 = 2 x 41, where 2 and 41 are both prime numbers.

Is 82 a deficient number?

Yes, 82 is a deficient number, that is to say 82 is a natural number that is strictly larger than the sum of its proper divisors, i.e., the divisors of 82 without 82 itself (that is 1 + 2 + 41 = 44).

Parity of 82

82 is an even number, because it is evenly divisible by 2: 82 / 2 = 41.

Is 82 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 82 is about 9.055.

Thus, the square root of 82 is not an integer, and therefore 82 is not a square number.

What is the square number of 82?

The square of a number (here 82) is the result of the product of this number (82) by itself (i.e., 82 × 82); the square of 82 is sometimes called "raising 82 to the power 2", or "82 squared".

The square of 82 is 6 724 because 82 × 82 = 822 = 6 724.

As a consequence, 82 is the square root of 6 724.

Number of digits of 82

82 is a number with 2 digits.

What are the multiples of 82?

The multiples of 82 are all integers evenly divisible by 82, that is all numbers such that the remainder of the division by 82 is zero. There are infinitely many multiples of 82. The smallest multiples of 82 are:

  • 0: indeed, 0 is divisible by any natural number, and it is thus a multiple of 82 too, since 0 × 82 = 0
  • 82: indeed, 82 is a multiple of itself, since 82 is evenly divisible by 82 (we have 82 / 82 = 1, so the remainder of this division is indeed zero)
  • 164: indeed, 164 = 82 × 2
  • 246: indeed, 246 = 82 × 3
  • 328: indeed, 328 = 82 × 4
  • 410: indeed, 410 = 82 × 5
  • etc.

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 82). 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 9.055). 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 82

  • Preceding numbers: …80, 81
  • Following numbers: 83, 84

Nearest numbers from 82

  • Preceding prime number: 79
  • Following prime number: 83
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