256 (number)

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255 256 257
Cardinal two hundred and 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
Hexadecimal 10016
Vigesimal CG20
Base 36 7436

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

In mathematics[edit]

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 largest 3-digit number that is zenzizenzizenzic (see the 8th powers). 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:

Two hundred fifty-six is also:

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