A quotation by Peter Barlow


230(231-1) is the greatest perfect number that will ever be discovered, for, as they are merely curious without being useful, it is not likely that any person will attempt to find a number beyond it.
Quoted in D MacHale, Comic Sections (Dublin 1993)


JOC/EFR February 2006

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