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The Abundancy Ratio, a Measure of Perfection

by Paul A. Weiner (Saint Mary's University of Minnesota)

This article originally appeared in:
Mathematics Magazine
October, 2000

Subject classification(s): Integers | Number Theory | Algebra and Number Theory
Applicable Course(s): 4.3 Number Theory

The author studies and derives properties of abundancy -- the ratio of the sum of a number's divisors to the number itself.

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Number Theory | Numbers With Special Forms or Properties, Perfect/Abundant/Deficient Numbers
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