A **nontotient** is a positive integer *n* which is not in the range of Euler's totient function φ, that is, for which φ(*x*) = *n* has no solution. In other words, *n* is a nontotient if there is no integer *x* that has exactly *n* coprimes below it. All odd numbers are nontotients, except 1, since it has the solutions *x* = 1 and *x* = 2. The first few even nontotients are 14, 26, 34, 38, 50, 62, 68, 74, 76, 86, 90, 94, 98, 114, 118, 122, 124, 134, 142, 146, 152, 154, 158, 170, 174, 182, 186, 188, 194, 202, 206, 214, 218, 230, 234, 236, 242, 244, 246, 248, 254, 258, 266, 274, 278, 284, 286, 290, 298, 302, 304, 308, 314, 318 An even nontotient may be one more than a prime number, but never one less, since all numbers below a prime number are, by definition, coprime to it. To put it algebraically, φ(*p*) = *p* - 1. Also, a heteromecic number *n*(*n* - 1) is certainly not a nontotient if *n* is prime since φ(*p*^{2}) = *p*(*p* - 1).
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