Reading Perfect Numbers as the Ancients Would Have. We can see that perfect numbers posses a peculiarity. Since six equals the sum of its proper divisors 1,2, & 3. That pattern emerges with all perfect numbers. Twenty-eight is the second perfect number – it’s the sum of its divisors: 1+2+4+7+14. etc.
Reading Perfect Numbers – Getting Started
|1||2||6||1||4th century B.C.||Euclid|
|2||3||28||2||4th century B.C.||Euclid|
|3||5||496||3||4th century B.C.||Euclid|
|4||7||8128||4||4th century B.C.||Euclid|
|5||13||33550336||8||1456||First seen in a medieval manuscript, Munich, Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, CLM 14908, fol. 33|
Let’s c0-ordinate perfect 28 with the 3 x 3 number square as ancients would have.
How did, say Atlanteans, read such a polarity? Their take on it would be: Creation is Perfect. First of all note the chart above. Digits end in either six or twenty-eight.
The sixth perfect number (just above) uses both 6 and 28: Fifty-six is double 28 and, of course, 6 is the other perfect number.
How Do We Read the 3 x 3 take on 2 and 8?
Their are 82 basic stable elements: Lead is the ash of nuclear fission. Reversed, 28 is a perfect number. Therefore “Creation is Perfect.”
Internal link: Curious Relation of Magic Squares (3×3) & (9×9)