What are the next three numbers in this sequence?
6, 28, 496, 8128, ... ?
Please explain how you determined these three numbers.
(In reply to A synonym for "FLAWLESS" is.......
It's been a while since I've seen someone write so much and say so little... thanks!
Anyway... while you did a very good job of cutting and pasting a bunch of stuff from the internet, you didn't actually answer the question, nor show any understanding beyond the ability to search on keywords and cut and paste.
But, you did those things very well.
Hopefully, someone will actually provide an answer to the problem (and demonstrate the reasoning behind such interesting facts as the association between perfect numbers and Mersenne primes). All that said, I doubt it will be Penny.