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Beals Conjecture Solution Million Dollar Prize
2013-06-06 12:38:18

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Looking for a way to make $1 million? All you need to do is solve a math equation that has been boggling the minds of the world´s greatest mathematicians for over 20 years. Beal´s Conjecture, represented by A^x + B^y = C^z, is named after Andrew Beal, the same man who is offering up the seven-figure reward for anyone who can prove that when A, B and C are positive integers, and x, y and z are positive integers greater than 2...

Philosopher Suggests Stripped Down Approach To Fermat’s Last Theorem
2013-03-04 19:30:08

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online In 1637, the French lawyer and part-time mathematician Pierre de Fermat put forward a simple and elegant numerical riddle that would puzzle and confound math geeks for 358 years. Known as Fermat´s Last Theorem, or simply Fermat´s conjecture, the theorem states no whole, positive numbers can make the equation xn + yn = zn true when ℠n´ is greater than 2. Scribbling haphazardly in the margin of an old Greek math...

2009-09-22 08:19:16

Mathematicians from North America, Europe, Australia, and South America have resolved the first one trillion cases of an ancient mathematics problem. The advance was made possible by a clever technique for multiplying large numbers. The numbers involved are so enormous that if their digits were written out by hand they would stretch to the moon and back. The biggest challenge was that these numbers could not even fit into the main memory of the available computers, so the researchers had to...

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