The two groups of integers, 1, 6, 7, 17, 18, 23 and 2, 3, 11, 13, 21, 22 have interesting properties:
Besides the above 12 numbers, there are infinitely many groups of numbers having the above special property.
Let m be any integer and n = 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5. The following identity holds:
The above example is obtained by taking m = 12.
Another identity also holds for n = 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5 and integers a, b and c.
The above example is obtained by taking a = b = 1 and c = 2.
You may try substituting different values of m, a, b and c to obtain your own set of interesting numbers!
If an integer is equal to the sum of nth power each of its digits (when written in decimal), it is called a perfect digital invariant of the nth power.
Thus 153, 370, 371 and 407 are perfect digital invariant of power 3.
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