is the abundance of . Or if one prefers,
For example, the divisors of 12 (which are 1, 2, 3, 4, 6 and 12) add up to 28, which is 4 more than 24 (twice 12). Therefore, 12 has an abundance of 4. For the sake of comparison, the divisors of 13 are 1 and 13, adding up to 14, which is 12 less than 26 (twice 13). Therefore, 13 has an abundance of . A033880 in Sloane’s OEIS lists the abundance of the first sixty-three positive integers.
Thus numbers with positive abundance are abundant numbers. A number with an abundance of exactly 1 is a quasiperfect number, while a number with 0 abundance is a perfect number. A number with an abundance of is an almost perfect number (this is true of all powers of 2); all numbers with negative abundance are deficient numbers.
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