# How to check if two numbers (m,n) are amicable or not using Python?

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Amicable numbers are two different numbers so related that the sum of the proper divisors of each is equal to the other number. (A proper divisor of a number is a positive factor of that number other than the number itself. For example, the proper divisors of 6 are 1, 2, and 3.)

In python, you can find these numbers by taking the sum of each of these and comparing them with the other. For example,

def are_amicable(x, y)
if x==y:
return False
# Find sum of their proper divisors
sum_x = sum(e for e in range(1, x//2+1) if x % e == 0)
sum_y = sum(e for e in range(1, y//2+1) if y % e == 0)

#Return true of they satisfy the last condition
return sum_x==y and sum_y==x
print(are_amicable(15, 20))
print(are_amicable(220, 284))

This will give the output

False
True
Updated on 17-Jun-2020 14:27:52