Let N=24* 57
What is the sum of all N's positive factors?
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Without using directly the sigma function, it is possible to relay on the sum of geometric sequences. When the first term is 1 the terms of the sequence are the successive potences of the ratio.
1+a+a^2+ ... +a^n = [a^(n+1)-1]/(a-1)
For (a, b)=(2, 5)
For (m,n) = (4,7)
S= (2^5-1)*(5^8-1)/4 = 31*390624/4 = 3027336
For general number (a,b) and potences (m,n)
which is true only if there is no pair (i, j) that a^m*b^n = a^i*b^j
Edited on March 9, 2018, 5:48 am
Posted by armando
on 2018-03-09 03:42:06