# 108 number

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**108** is the natural number following 107 and preceding 109.

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Cardinal | one hundred [and] eight |

Ordinal | 108th |

Factorization | |

Divisors | 2, 3, 4, 6, 9, 12, 18, 27, 36, 54 |

Roman numeral | CVIII |

Binary | 1101100 |

Hexadecimal | 6C |

## In mathematics

**One hundred eight** is an abundant number, a tetranacci number, a Harshad number and a self number. It is the hyperfactorial of 3. 108 is a number that is divisible by the value of its φ function, which is 36.

In normal space, the interior angles of an equilateral pentagon measure 108 degrees each.

There are 108 free polyominoes of order 7.

It is a split double prime of 2 and 3.

## In other fields

**One hundred eight** is also:

- The number of beads on a Mala (Sanskrit word for a rosary of beads) usually has beads for 108 repetitions of a mantra
- The atomic number of hassium.
- In Homer's
*Odyssey*, the number of suitors coveting Penelope, wife of Odysseus. - Chinese astrology holds that there are 108 sacred stars. (This legend is the basis of the Suikoden series of video games: each of the 108 playable characters represents a star in Chinese astrology.)
- Several different tai chi long forms consist of 108 moves.
- It is a sacred number in Hinduism used and referred to in a variety of manners
- Apart from Hinduism, it is also held sacred or otherwise significant by various Buddhist, Sikh, and Jain traditions.
- The number of surat al-Kawthar in the Qur'an, the smallest one of the Book.
- In Islam, used to refer to Allah.
- The year CE 108 or 108 BCE.
- A significant number in the TV series
*Lost*(Also: 4+8+15+16+23+42=**108**) - The number of stitches on a baseball.

## External links

Why 108? Article on the symbolism of the number 108.

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