Hello everyone,

I have some questions about the function d(n) which gives the number of positive divisors of n including n itself.

1. How can it be proven that d(n) is odd IFF n is a perfect square? (Kind of like proving that d(n) is odd iff n = k^2 for some integer k.

2. How is the following statement true: The product of all of the positive divisors of n (including n itself) is n^[d(n)/2] . Is there a proof for this ?

Any help is appreciated!

I have some questions about the function d(n) which gives the number of positive divisors of n including n itself.

1. How can it be proven that d(n) is odd IFF n is a perfect square? (Kind of like proving that d(n) is odd iff n = k^2 for some integer k.

2. How is the following statement true: The product of all of the positive divisors of n (including n itself) is n^[d(n)/2] . Is there a proof for this ?

Any help is appreciated!

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