# almost perfect number

An almost perfect number or least deficient number is a number $n$ whose proper divisors add up to just one less than itself. That is, $\sigma (n)-n=n-1$, with $\sigma (n)$ being the sum of divisors function. Currently, the only known almost perfect numbers are the integer powers of 2 (e.g., 1, 2, 4, 8, 16, 32, 64, 128, etc.) No one has been able to prove that there are almost perfect numbers of a different form.

Title | almost perfect number |
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Canonical name | AlmostPerfectNumber |

Date of creation | 2013-03-22 17:41:51 |

Last modified on | 2013-03-22 17:41:51 |

Owner | PrimeFan (13766) |

Last modified by | PrimeFan (13766) |

Numerical id | 4 |

Author | PrimeFan (13766) |

Entry type | Definition |

Classification | msc 11A05 |

Synonym | least deficient number |

Related topic | QuasiperfectNumber |