### Maximal Sets of Integers with Distinct Divisors

#### Abstract

A set of positive integers is said to have the *distinct divisor property* if there is an injective map that sends every integer in the set to one of its proper divisors. In 1983, P. Erdős and C. Pomerance showed that for every $c>1$, a largest subset of $[N,cN]$ with the distinct divisor property has cardinality $\sim \delta(c)N$, for some constant $\delta(c)>0$. They conjectured that $\delta(c)\sim c/2$ as $c \to \infty$. We prove their conjecture. In fact we show that there exist positive absolute constants $D_1,D_2$ such that $D_1\le c^{\beta}(c/2-\delta(c))\le D_2$ where $\beta = \log 2/\log (3/2)$.