# Tag Archives: mersenne prime

## Odd perfect numbers: lower bound

A perfect number is a positive integer $n$ such that $n$ is the sum of its proper divisors. For example $6 = 1 + 2 + 3$. The symbol $\sigma(n)$ is usally used for the sum of all the divisors of a positive integer $n$, so that a number is perfect if and only if […]