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Here are some facts about the number 1182:

- 1182 is a composite number.
- Prime factorization: 1182 = 2 × 3 × 197
- The exponents in the prime factorization are 1, 1, and 1. Adding one to each and multiplying we get (1 + 1)(1 + 1)(1 + 1) = 2 × 2 × 2 = 8. Therefore 1182 has exactly 8 factors.
- Factors of 1182: 1, 2, 3, 6, 197, 394, 591, 1182
- Factor pairs: 1182 = 1 × 1182, 2 × 591, 3 × 394, or 6 × 197
- 1182 has no square factors that allow its square root to be simplified. √1182 ≈ 34.38023

1182 is the hypotenuse of a Pythagorean triple:

168-1170-1182 which is **6** times (28-195-**197**)

1182 is a palindrome in two bases:

It’s 606 in BASE 14 because 6(14²) + 6(1) = 6(197) = 1182,

and 2J2 in BASE 20 (J is 19 base 10) because 2(20²) + 19(20) + 2(1) = 1182

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