# Talk:Perfect Number which is Sum of Equal Powers of Two Numbers

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Is it worth posting this up on Math Stackexchange? --prime mover (talk) 08:45, 2 September 2020 (UTC)

- Someone posted a related question https://math.stackexchange.com/questions/2727090/even-perfect-number-that-is-also-a-sum-of-two-cubes

- This concerns a (probably faulty) proof on Wikipedia, but it didn't get much attention.

- I was about to do the same before I saw how that guy got ignored. --RandomUndergrad (talk) 10:24, 2 September 2020 (UTC)

- Interesting ... the Gallardo paper dates from 2010, so Wells must have got his own report of this result from somewhere else. That means it's been kicking around for the thick end of 40 years without someone coming out with a either a definitive un-flawed proof or a counterexample / disproof. Might be an interesting little research project, I suppose. As Gallardo only takes on board the result for cubes, Wells must have got his info from somewhere else again, and he doesn't say where. Let's leave this open. --prime mover (talk) 11:14, 2 September 2020 (UTC)