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Perfect Numbers

Perfect numbers are gateways to the wonders of the mathematical world. Contemplating them, one realizes how small our human minds really are compared to the reality that surrounds us, and creates us. Definition A perfect number is a positive integer that is equal to the sum of its positive divisors excluding itself.  The first perfect number is six. Six is the number of sides to each cell in the bee’s honeycomb,  or the number of points of all snowflakes.  ALL SNOWFLEKES HAVE SIX CORNERS, OR POINTS. Amazing, isn’t it? There is an infinite number of snowflakes, each different from every...