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A perfect number is a positive integer that is equal to the sum of its proper divisors, such as <math>6</math>, <math>28</math>, <math>496</math>, and <math>8,128</math>. Prove that
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(1) All even perfect numbers follow the format <math>\frac{1}{2}M(M+1)</math>, where <math>M</math> is a Mersenne prime;
 
 
 
(2) All <math>\frac{1}{2}M*(M+1)</math>, where <math>M</math> is a Mersenne prime, are even perfect numbers;
 
 
 
(3) There are no odd perfect numbers.
 
 
 
Note: a Mersenne prime is a prime in the form of <math>2^p-1</math>.
 

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