V. Siva Rama Prasad and C. Sunitha

Notes on Number Theory and Discrete Mathematics, ISSN 1310-5132

Volume 23, 2017, Number 3, Pages 73—78

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V. Siva Rama Prasad

*Nalla Malla Reddy Engineering College, Divyanagar
Ghatakesar Mandal, Ranga Reddy District,Telangana-501301, India
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C. Sunitha

*Department of Mathematics and Statistics, RBVRR Women’s College
Narayanaguda, Hyderabad, Telangana-500027, India
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### Abstract

A natural number N is said to be quasiperfect if *σ*(*N*) = 2*N* + 1 where *σ*(*N*) is the sum of the positive divisors of *N*. No quasiperfect number is known. If a quasiperfect number *N* exists and if ω(N) is the number of distinct prime factors of *N* then G. L. Cohen has proved ω(*N*) ≥ 7 while H. L. Abbott et. al have shown *ω*(*N*) ≥ 10 if (*N*, 15) = 1. In this paper we first prove that every quasiperfect numbers N has an odd number of special factors (see definition 2.3 below) and use it to show that *ω*(*N*) ≥ 15 if (*N*, 15) = 1 which refines the result of Abbott et.al. Also we provide an alternate proof of Cohen’s result when (*N*, 15) = 5.

### Keywords

- Quasiperfect number
- Special factor

### AMS Classification

- 11A25

### References

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APASiva Rama Prasad, V., & Sunitha, C. (2017). On quasiperfect numbers, Notes on Number Theory and Discrete Mathematics, 23(3), 73-78.

ChicagoSiva Rama Prasad, V., and C. Sunitha. “On quasiperfect numbers.” Notes on Number Theory and Discrete Mathematics 23, no. 3 (2017): 73-78.

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