# Proth number

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This article defines a property that can be evaluated for a natural number, i.e., every natural number either satisfies the property or does not satisfy the property.

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## Contents

## Definition

Suppose is a natural number and is a natural number such that . The **Proth number** with parameters and is defined as the number:

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A Proth number that is also a prime is termed a Proth prime.

## Relation with other properties

### Stronger properties

- Fermat number: The Fermat number is the Proth number with and .
- Cullen number

- Mersenne number is a number of the form .
- Sierpinski number is a number of the form with