Is 86 a prime number? What are the divisors of 86?

## Parity of 86

86 is an even number, because it is evenly divisible by 2: 86 / 2 = 43.

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## Is 86 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 86 is about 9.274.

Thus, the square root of 86 is not an integer, and therefore 86 is not a square number.

## What is the square number of 86?

The square of a number (here 86) is the result of the product of this number (86) by itself (i.e., 86 × 86); the square of 86 is sometimes called "raising 86 to the power 2", or "86 squared".

The square of 86 is 7 396 because 86 × 86 = 862 = 7 396.

As a consequence, 86 is the square root of 7 396.

## Number of digits of 86

86 is a number with 2 digits.

## What are the multiples of 86?

The multiples of 86 are all integers evenly divisible by 86, that is all numbers such that the remainder of the division by 86 is zero. There are infinitely many multiples of 86. The smallest multiples of 86 are:

• 0: indeed, 0 is divisible by any natural number, and it is thus a multiple of 86 too, since 0 × 86 = 0
• 86: indeed, 86 is a multiple of itself, since 86 is evenly divisible by 86 (we have 86 / 86 = 1, so the remainder of this division is indeed zero)
• 172: indeed, 172 = 86 × 2
• 258: indeed, 258 = 86 × 3
• 344: indeed, 344 = 86 × 4
• 430: indeed, 430 = 86 × 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 86). 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 9.274). 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 86

• Preceding numbers: …84, 85
• Following numbers: 87, 88

### Nearest numbers from 86

• Preceding prime number: 83
• Following prime number: 89
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