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Perfect Numbers


Date: 9/15/96 at 19:20:14
From: Anonymous
Subject: Numbers

What is a "perfect number"?

Thanks.


Date: 10/27/96 at 22:53:34
From: Doctor Sam
Subject: Re: Numbers

Mathematicians and number enthusiasts have been fascinated for
centuries by the divisors of numbers.  They have noticed that some
numbers like 6 = 1+2+3 and 28 = 1 + 2 + 4 + 7 + 14 are equal to
the sum of all of their factors (not including the number itself).
They have called such numbers PERFECT. If you add up the divisors of a 
number like 10 you will find that 1+2+5 = 8.

-Dr. Sam
    
Associated Topics:
Elementary Number Sense/About Numbers
Middle School Number Sense/About Numbers

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