# Perfect-number meaning

*perfect numbers*are 6, 28, 496, and 8,128

The factors of 6 are 1, 2, 3 and 6, and 1 + 2 + 3 = 6, so 6 is a perfect number.

The factors of 28 are 1, 2, 4, 7, 14 and 28, and 1 + 2 + 4 + 7 + 14 = 28, so 28 is a perfect number.

A positive integer that is equal to the sum of its positive integral factors, including 1 but excluding itself.

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A positive integer which is equal to the sum of all its factors, excluding itself: the first four *perfect numbers* are 6, 28, 496, and 8,128

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A positive integer that equals the sum of all of its divisors other than itself. An example is 28, whose divisors (not counting itself) are 1, 2, 4, 7, and 14, which added together give 28.

(number theory) A number that is the sum of all of its divisors except itself.

The factors of 6 are 1, 2, 3 and 6, and 1 + 2 + 3 = 6, so 6 is a perfect number.

The factors of 28 are 1, 2, 4, 7, 14 and 28, and 1 + 2 + 4 + 7 + 14 = 28, so 28 is a perfect number.

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