pefect numbers
Antreas P. Hatzipolakis
xpolakis at otenet.gr
Sat Jun 3 18:18:10 CEST 2000
>to reply to a recent posting: it is believed that there are
>no odd prefect numbers. it is known that all even perfect numbers
>are of the form 2^n(2^(n+1)-1) where 2^(n+1)-1 is prime [Hardy and Wright
>p 239]
>njas
2^(n+1)-1: prime ==> 2^n(2^(n+1) - 1) : perfect (EUCLID)
N: even perfect ==> N is of Euclid type (EULER)
So, A000396's:
Formula: The numbers 2^(p-1)(2^p - 1) are perfect, where p is a prime such
that 2^p- 1 is also prime (see A000043, the Mersenne primes), and
it is believed that there are no other perfect numbers.
would be more precise if written:
Formula: The numbers 2^(p-1)(2^p - 1) are perfect, where p is a prime such
that 2^p- 1 is also prime (see A000043, the Mersenne primes).
There are no other even perfect numbers, and it is believed
that there are no odd perfect numbers.
APH
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