Hello, Ideasman!

Who dared to ask this question? . . . and why?

How do you find the first 6 smallest even perfect numbers?

. . What are they?

Euclid's formula for even perfect numbers:

. . N .= .(2^{n-1})·(2^n - 1), .where the second factor is prime.

The first five values are: .n .= .2, 3, 5, 7, 13 .*

. . which produces: .N .= .6, 28, 496, 8128, 33550336

I'll letyoufind the sixth one . . .

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*. Then's have no pattern.