# Are All Triperfect Numbers Even?/Progress/Prime Factors

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## Theorem

An odd triperfect number has:

- at least $11$ distinct prime factors
- at least $32$ distinct prime factors if $3$ is not one of them.

## Proof

## Sources

- Jan. 1982: Walter E. Beck and Rudolph M. Najar:
*A Lower Bound for Odd Triperfects*(*Math. Comp.***Vol. 38**,*no. 157*: pp. 249 – 251) www.jstor.org/stable/2007481

- 1986: David Wells:
*Curious and Interesting Numbers*... (previous) ... (next): $120$ - 1997: David Wells:
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