Definition of Perfect Numbers

Meaning of perfect numbers

A perfect number: a number is perfect when the sum of its divisors (except the number itself) equals the given number.

Examples of perfect numbers

  • 6 : The divisors of 6 are 1,2,3 & 6. To show that this is a perfect number we could all the divisors except the number itself
    • 1+2+3 = 6
  • 28
    • 1 + 2 + 4 + 7 + 14 =28
  • 496 and 8128 are also perfect number

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