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256 (two hundred [and] fifty-six) is the natural number following 255 and preceding 257.

← 255 256 257 →
Cardinaltwo hundred fifty-six
Ordinal256th
(two hundred fifty-sixth)
Factorization28
Greek numeralΣΝϚ´
Roman numeralCCLVI
Binary1000000002
Ternary1001113
Quaternary100004
Quinary20115
Senary11046
Octal4008
Duodecimal19412
Hexadecimal10016
VigesimalCG20
Base 367436

In mathematicsEdit

256 is a composite number, with the factorization 256 = 28, which makes it a power of two.

  • 256 is 4 raised to the 4th power, so in tetration notation 256 is 24.[1]
  • 256 is a perfect square (162).
  • 256 is the only 3-digit number that is zenzizenzizenzic. It is 2 to the 8th power or  .
  • 256 is the lowest number that is a product of eight prime factors.

In computingEdit

One octet (in most cases one byte) is equal to eight bits and has 28 or 256 possible values, counting from 0 to 255. The number 256 often appears in computer applications (especially on 8-bit systems) such as:

In other fieldsEdit

256 is also:

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