# Perfect and amicable numbers

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2) Show that 28 is a perfect number.

3) What is the amicable number to 17296?

4) Express all 5/11 as the sum of distinct unit fractions.

5) Using modular arithmetic, derive a formula to find all numbers that meet the following conditions:

- Divide by 3 the remainder is 1

- Divide by 5 the remainder is 0

6) What is the area of a triangle with lengths of sides 28, 30 and 32?

7) What is the probability of picking 6 numbers out of 53 numbers and getting

4 out of 6 numbers correct?

8) Lagrange contributed a great deal to the metric system. How would you show your students how to use the metric highway below?

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11) Chevalier de Mere's Problem-

How many times must you throw two die in order to have half a chance of getting double sixes? (The original problem used the word dice but die is singular and dice is plural i.e., a pair of dice is two die.)

We know that (see attached). If you roll dice you have 36 outcomes. Also the probability of getting at least one double 6 on n rolls of the dice is the same as getting no double sixes on n rolls of a dice.

The probability of double sixes is 1/36. The probability of any combination other than double sixes is 35/36.

Thus, Pascal and Fermat concluded that solving for n in the formula below will solve the problem.

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What is the minimum number of rolls of the dice to have at least 1/2 chance of getting double sixes?

12) Explain how to multiply 88 times 112 using Egyptian multiplication.

13) What 3 expressions can generate all Pythagorean triples.

14) Find an arithmetical progression with 5 terms, sum 11, and common difference 1/2.

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Perfect and amicable numbers are provided. Expressions to generate all Pythagorean triples are determined.

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Thanks for letting me work on your post. I've included my explanations in the word document.

1) valuate .

Sum=(7+100)*(100-7+1)/2=5029

2) Show that 28 is a perfect number.

A perfect number could have the expression of 2^(p-1)*(2^p-1) in which p and 2^p-1 are both Mersenne prime. For 28, p=3 and both p and 2^3-1 (7) are Mersenne prime.

3) What is the amicable number to 17296?

aliquot divisors of number 17296 are 1, 2, 4, 8,16,23,47,368,752,1081,2162,4324,8648

therefore, amicable number: 1+2+4+8+16+23+46+47+92+94+184+188+368+376+752+1081+2162++4324+8648

=18416

4) Express all as the sum of distinct unit fractions.

5/11-1/3=4/33

4/33-1/9=1/99

Therefore, 5/11=1/3+1/9+1/99

5) Using modular arithmetic, derive a formula to find all numbers that meet the following conditions:

• Divide by 3 the remainder is 1

Since 4 has remainder of 1 when it is divided by 3 (4≡1(mod 3)),

4+3n (n is any integer) is the number for which the remainder is 1 when it is divided by ...

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