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A Friendly Pair in an Ancient Manuscript

It has often been noted that , in Genesis 1 , God created the
Heaven and the Earth in 6 days , 6 being the smallest perfect number .

And that the smallest amicable number , 220 , can be found in
Genesis 32:14 ( the perfect numbers excepted ) .

The smallest friendly pair , 30 and 140 , can be found in the
following verse , Genesis 32:15 ( the perfect numbers excepted ) ;

30 + 30 + 40 + 10 + 20 + 10 = 140 .

Notes :

Perfects are those self-amicable .

Many other mathematical details can be found in
Abundancy : Some Resources.

2010 Mathematics Subject Classification : Primary 11A25 ;
Secondary 01A05 , 11A05 , 11A51 , 11N25 , 11Y05 , 11Y55 , 11Y70

Walter Nissen

2010-10-15