Amicable Pair/Examples/10,744-10,856

Example of Amicable Pair

$10 \, 744$ and $10 \, 856$ are the $6$th amicable pair:

$\map \sigma {10 \, 744} = \map \sigma {10 \, 856} = 21 \, 600 = 10 \, 744 + 10 \, 856$

Proof

By definition, $m$ and $n$ form an amicable pair if and only if:

$\map \sigma m = \map \sigma n = m + n$

where $\map \sigma n$ denotes the $\sigma$ function.

Thus:

 $\ds \map \sigma {10 \, 744}$ $=$ $\ds 21 \, 600$ $\sigma$ of $10 \, 744$ $\ds$ $=$ $\ds 10 \, 744 + 10 \, 856$ $\ds$ $=$ $\ds \map \sigma {10 \, 856}$ $\sigma$ of $10 \, 856$

$\blacksquare$