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 = 2 8, 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 (16
2). 256 is the only 3-digit number that is
zenzizenzizenzic. It is 2 to the 8th power or .
In computing [ edit ]
byte is equal to eight bits and has 2 8 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 fields [ edit ]
256 is also:
The number of characters in the new
Braille 8-dot system. An
area code in Alabama. The number of
NFL regular season football games. [5 ] The frequency of
Middle C in hertz under scientific pitch. [6 ] The number of the Amarna letter (EA256), which, according to
David Rohl, was written by Ishbaal and contains mentions of King [7 ] David, Jesse, and Joab. [8 ] The number of captured
Viet Cong in the song "Three-Five-Zero-Zero" of the musical Hair. [9 ] The number of soldiers in the most basic unit (the syntagma) of the
Macedonian army. [10 ] The number used by
short track speed skating Olympian Apolo Ohno. [11 ] [12 ] The number of players online in Domination mode in the game
MAG. [13 ] The number of Catch Cards in the video game
. Super Paper Mario The number value in
Hebrew Gematria of the word רָנּוּ (ronna) (meaning "sing"), which appears in Jeremiah 31:6, "Sing with gladness for Jacob," and was associated with a prophecy of the return of the Messiah in the Hebrew year 4856 (1095–1096), which was close to the 256th lunar cycle (each cycle lasting 19 years), when the Jews were persecuted during the First Crusade. [14 ]
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