(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); 1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

Proof and show that in Euclid's formula for perfect numbers, n must be prime.

2. Relevant equations

(2^(n-1))((2^n)-1))

3. The attempt at a solution

I can show it by plugging in the number but I cannot prove it...any ideas?

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# Homework Help: Euclid's formula

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