Well that’s just perfect

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Seriously, numbers are just fun. When I was 28, I was perfect. And that’s definitely better than being in my prime. Unfortunately I won’t be perfect again until I’m 496. And if it’s okay with everyone, I’d just rather not live that long. I was perfect when I was 6 though.

What do I mean by perfect? A number is considered perfect if all of its divisors add up to it. The divisors of 6 are 1, 2, and 3. Add those together and you get 6. The divisors of 28 are 1, 2, 4, 7, and 14. And those all add up to 28. Why that is considered perfect, I’m not sure.

But it definitely makes you wonder where we decided you could get a perfect 10 on something. Ten is actually an deficient number (its divisors, 1, 2, and 5, add up to less than 10). The number 12 is an abundant number (its divisors, 1, 2, 3, 4, and 6, add up to 16, more than 12). (I always remember abundant numbers as obtuse or obese.)

This year, at age 31, I’m deficient. And I’ll be deficient until I’m 36. At least I’m still in my prime this year.

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  1. Giggle

    Oh man. The nerdiness. I love it. Also, I love being a square.


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