# 216 (number)

**216** (**two hundred [and] sixteen**) is the natural number following 215 and preceding 217.

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Cardinal | two hundred sixteen | |||

Ordinal | 216th (two hundred sixteenth) | |||

Factorization | 2^{3} × 3^{3} | |||

Divisors | 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 8, 9, 12, 18, 24, 27, 36, 54, 72, 108, 216 | |||

Greek numeral | ΣΙϚ´ | |||

Roman numeral | CCXVI | |||

Binary | 11011000_{2} | |||

Ternary | 22000_{3} | |||

Quaternary | 3120_{4} | |||

Quinary | 1331_{5} | |||

Senary | 1000_{6} | |||

Octal | 330_{8} | |||

Duodecimal | 160_{12} | |||

Hexadecimal | D8_{16} | |||

Vigesimal | AG_{20} | |||

Base 36 | 60_{36} |

Since 216 = 3^{3} + 4^{3} + 5^{3} = 6^{3}, it is the smallest cube that is also the sum of three cubes (Plato was among the first to notice this, and mentioned it in Book VIII of *Republic*). It is also the sum of a twin prime (107 + 109). But since there is no way to express it as the sum of the proper divisors of any other integer, it is an untouchable number.
This multiplicative magic square

has magic constant 216.

It has been conjectured that each natural number not equal to 216 can be written in the form *p* + *T _{x}*, where

*p*is 0 or a prime, and

*T*=

_{x}*x*(

*x*+1)/2 is a triangular number.

^{[1]}

In base 10, it is a Harshad number.

There are 216 fixed hexominoes, the polyominoes made from 6 squares.

216 is a Friedman number.

216 is the smallest number *n*, for which *n*−3, *n*−2, *n*−1, *n*+1, *n*+2, *n*+3 are all semiprimes.^{[2]}

## In other fieldsEdit

- The 216 colors formed by a 6×6×6 color cube are sometimes known as the web-safe color palette.
- ISO 216 is the ISO's standard for paper sizes.
- In the film
*Pi*, Max becomes obsessed with a 216-digit number in his quest to find the numeric equation behind existence, and is told by a group of Hasidic Jews that it represents the true name of God. - 216 is the numerical value of Gevurah, the fifth sephirot in the kabbalistic tree of life, and the sum of the letters in God's 72 hidden names.
- As six cubed (6*6*6), 216 is also symbolic of the Mark of the Beast in Christianity. This has been expressed in the
*Left Behind*series. - According to the Ken Burns series
*Baseball*, it is the number of stitches on a baseball. - +216 is the country code of Tunisia.
- (216) is the area code of Cleveland, Ohio, United States.
- The Bayon temple in Cambodia has 216 gigantic smiling faces.

## See alsoEdit

- The year 216

## ReferencesEdit

**^**Zhi-Wei Sun. "Zhi-Wei Sun's homepage".**^**Sloane, N. J. A. (ed.). "Sequence A202319 (Twin semiprime-triples)".*The On-Line Encyclopedia of Integer Sequences*. OEIS Foundation.

- Wells, D. (1987).
*The Penguin Dictionary of Curious and Interesting Numbers*(p. 144). London: Penguin Group.