re: Write a script to find "Perfect Numbers" VIEW POST

FULL DISCUSSION
 
const perfect = [6, 28, 496, 8128, 33550336, 8589869056, 137438691328, 
2305843008139952128];

perfect.map(v => v.toString(2));
/*
[ "110",
  "11100",
  "111110000",
  "1111111000000",
  "1111111111111000000000000",
  "111111111111111110000000000000000",
  "1111111111111111111000000000000000000",
  "1111111111111111111111111111111000000000000000000000000000000" ] */

perfect.map(v => v.toString(3));
/*
[ "20",
  "1001",
  "200101",
  "102011001",
  "2100010112102001",
  "211011122100120010101",
  "111010202100010220210001",
  "120100210022221112202020222210100212001" ] */

perfect.map(v => v.toString(4));
/*
[ "12",
  "130",
  "13300",
  "1333000",
  "1333333000000",
  "13333333300000000",
  "1333333333000000000",
  "1333333333333333000000000000000" ] */

I find base 2 and 4 particularly interesting because for each perfect number, the amount of 1s/3s and 0s is the same.

edit: fixed my sequence because 8138 is not perfect, its 8128.

 

Another interesting observation. In the binary form of each perfect number, the count of leading 1s is a prime number. In fact, they are all Mersenne Exponents.

 

Yeah, I had a suspicion that there's a geometric solution to finding perfect numbers and was trying to formulate it in my head. Putting it in base2 makes it quite clear. Hm... 🤔

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