Perfect Number


One quick optimization: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Perfect_number
Since all known perfect numbers are of the form
N= 2^(p−1) * ((2^p − 1)) is an even perfect number whenever 2^p − 1 is prime (Mersenne primes)
(which can only happen when p is prime also).The only valid values of p which can be used to make Perfect numbers that fit in 64bits is:
p = 2, 3, 5, 7, 13, 17, 19, 31

You can have two nested for loops, and without "intelligently" understanding that you have to loop up to sqrt(num), you can drop out of the loop if the sum of the devisors is becoming larger than num. This is a slightly more efficient brute force suggested.
unsigned sum = 0; for (int i = 0; i < num; i++) { if (0 == (num%i)) { sum += i; if (sum > num) { return false; } } } if (sum == num) { return true; } return false;


Approach #3 Better Brute Force but [Accepted] ;)
bool checkPerfectNumber(int num) { if (num <= 1) { return false; } int sum = 1; int maxNum = num; for (int i = 2; i < maxNum; i++) { if (num % i == 0) { maxNum = num / i; sum += i; sum += maxNum; } if (sum > num) { break; } } return sum == num; }