Is 977 a prime number? What are the divisors of 977?

## Parity of 977

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

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## Is 977 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 977 is about 31.257.

Thus, the square root of 977 is not an integer, and therefore 977 is not a square number.

Anyway, 977 is a prime number, and a prime number cannot be a perfect square.

## What is the square number of 977?

The square of a number (here 977) is the result of the product of this number (977) by itself (i.e., 977 × 977); the square of 977 is sometimes called "raising 977 to the power 2", or "977 squared".

The square of 977 is 954 529 because 977 × 977 = 9772 = 954 529.

As a consequence, 977 is the square root of 954 529.

## Number of digits of 977

977 is a number with 3 digits.

## What are the multiples of 977?

The multiples of 977 are all integers evenly divisible by 977, that is all numbers such that the remainder of the division by 977 is zero. There are infinitely many multiples of 977. The smallest multiples of 977 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 977). 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 31.257). 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 977

• Preceding numbers: …975, 976
• Following numbers: 978, 979

### Nearest numbers from 977

• Preceding prime number: 971
• Following prime number: 983
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