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How do I write a script that determines if a number is a Perfect Number or if it is a Prime Number?
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find all the proper divisors of the number. if there is only one (1), then the number is prime. otherwise, add the divisors. if the summation equals the number itself, it's a perfect number.

you can look up on the Sieve of Eratosthenes for effective way of finding a lot of prime numbers.

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testn1,

This sounds like a homework assignment .. Let us see the work that you have done so far.

sunnycoder
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How do I title a question asking how to write a script that determines if a number is a Perfect Number or if it is a Prime Number?
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Hi stsanz,
Title it "Moo"? :-)
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Here is some code to do your job...
Use the following two functions in your program and see whether it works or not.

<code edited by sunnycoder, Page Editor>
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Did my functions work???
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Sorry..I messed up..
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>>To testn1....

u'll find useful info about determining perfect number at the following site..

http://home1.pacific.net.sg/~novelway/MEW2/lesson1.html
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