|Cardinal||one hundred [and] |
|Divisors||2, 3, 4, 6, 9, 12, |
18, 27, 36, 54
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.
Why 108? Article on the symbolism of the number 108.