Is 856 a prime number? What are the divisors of 856?

## Parity of 856

856 is an even number, because it is evenly divisible by 2: 856 / 2 = 428.

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## Is 856 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 856 is about 29.257.

Thus, the square root of 856 is not an integer, and therefore 856 is not a square number.

## What is the square number of 856?

The square of a number (here 856) is the result of the product of this number (856) by itself (i.e., 856 × 856); the square of 856 is sometimes called "raising 856 to the power 2", or "856 squared".

The square of 856 is 732 736 because 856 × 856 = 8562 = 732 736.

As a consequence, 856 is the square root of 732 736.

## Number of digits of 856

856 is a number with 3 digits.

## What are the multiples of 856?

The multiples of 856 are all integers evenly divisible by 856, that is all numbers such that the remainder of the division by 856 is zero. There are infinitely many multiples of 856. The smallest multiples of 856 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 856). 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 29.257). 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 856

• Preceding numbers: …854, 855
• Following numbers: 857, 858

### Nearest numbers from 856

• Preceding prime number: 853
• Following prime number: 857
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