perfect number

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perfect number ‎(plural perfect numbers)

  1. (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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