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I removed the statement "The numbers quickly become very large." because I think it's misleading - to me, this would imply that in a few more terms the numbers have something like 10+ digits. In fact, you have to go up to P(50) before the numbers hit 1 million. Compare this with the perfect numbers, where the first 4 terms are 6, 28, 496 and 8192, and then the 5th term has 8 digits (and the 9th has 37). That's getting very large quickly! sjorford →•← 11:40, 4 August 2005 (UTC)
And perhaps an explanation in plain english would help.
- Somebody else
Well, one wants to know who that "R. Perrin" was. Was he French? At least the full Christian name.220.127.116.11 17:13, 10 March 2007 (UTC)
- How do you propose to find out this information? I don't think it's a matter of not wanting to know, so much as that it's not obvious how to discover it. —David Eppstein 17:37, 10 March 2007 (UTC)