6 (number) facts for kids
This page is about the number six. For the year, see 6
Quick facts for kids



Cardinal  six  
Ordinal  6th (sixth) 

Numeral system  senary  
Factorization  2 × 3  
Divisors  1, 2, 3, 6  
Greek numeral  Ϛ´  
Roman numeral  VI  
Roman numeral (unicode)  Ⅵ, ⅵ, ↅ  
Greek prefix  hexa / hex  
Latin prefix  sexa  
Binary  110_{2}  
Ternary  20_{3}  
Senary  10_{6}  
Octal  6_{8}  
Duodecimal  6_{12}  
Hexadecimal  6_{16}  
Greek  στ (or ΣΤ or ς)  
Arabic  ٦  
Persian  ۶  
Urdu  
Amharic  ፮  
Bengali  ৬  
Chinese numeral  六，陆  
Devanāgarī  ६  
Hebrew  ו (Vav)  
Khmer  ៦  
Thai  ๖  
Telugu  ౬  
Tamil  ௬ 
The number six is a natural number that comes after the number five and before the number seven. Six is also the first perfect number which means that the sum of its factors (1, 2 and 3) are equal to the number itself (6). The next perfect number is 28. In Roman numerals, it is VI.
Mathematics
In mathematics, the number six is an even number.
Images for kids

A cube has six faces.

Xray of a polydactyl human hand with six fingers

The first appearance of 6 is in the Edicts of Ashoka circa 250 BCE. These are Brahmi numerals, ancestors of HinduArabic numerals.

The cells of a beehive are sixsided.
See also
In Spanish: Seis para niños
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