# 256 (number)

 ← 255 256 257 →
Cardinal two hundred fifty-six
Ordinal 256th
(two hundred and fifty-sixth)
Factorization 28
Roman numeral CCLVI
Binary 1000000002
Ternary 1001113
Quaternary 100004
Quinary 20115
Senary 11046
Octal 4008
Duodecimal 19412
Vigesimal CG20
Base 36 7436

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

## In mathematics

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 $((2^2)^2)^2$.

## In computing

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:

256 is also:

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