Powerful numbers (4,8,9,16,25,27... )are defined as follows: if a prime p divides n then p2 must also divide n.
(8,9) is a couple of two consecutive numbers,both of them being powerful.
Find another pair(s) like that.
The more the merrier!!
(In reply to An interesting remark ***** Spoiler
by Ady TZIDON)
your discovery is easily proven
4n(n+1) is obviously also a p.n. be cause all of 4 n and n+1 are p.n.'s
now it remains to show that 4n(n+1) is also a p.n.
now this is also a p.n. because for an prime divisor p of (2n+1), p^2 divides (2n+1)^2 thus all the prime divisor powers of (2n+1)^2 are at least 2
Posted by Daniel
on 2010-08-09 18:16:30