On the number of distinct prime factors of an odd perfect number

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Journal of Discrete Algorithms, 2003, 1 (1), pp. 21 - 35
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It is not known whether or not there exists an odd perfect number. We describe an algorithmic approach for showing that if there is an odd perfect number then it has t distinct prime factors, and we discuss its application towards showing that t ≥ 9. © 2003 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
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