# Tagged: Mersenne number

## Problem 496

Prove that if $2^n-1$ is a Mersenne prime number, then
$N=2^{n-1}(2^n-1)$ is a perfect number.

On the other hand, prove that every even perfect number $N$ can be written as $N=2^{n-1}(2^n-1)$ for some Mersenne prime number $2^n-1$.

## Problem 90

Find the largest prime number less than one million.
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