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#21
08-25-2016, 10:49 AM
 Sredni Vashtar Member Join Date: Mar 2010 Favorite beer: pilseners Posts: 6,630 Blog Entries: 1

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 Originally Posted by Colonel Smoothie getting closer...
Sweet!!! If this turns out to be valid, we'll finally have a proof of Fermat's last theorem.
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#22
08-25-2016, 11:16 AM
 Domingo Montoya Member CAS Join Date: Jan 2014 Posts: 14,279

I.. don't get it.. I feelz the dumb
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#23
08-25-2016, 11:46 AM
 Abelian Grape Meme-ber                         Meme-ber CAS Join Date: Jul 2014 Favorite beer: Allagash Curieux Posts: 41,689

i got dis. hold my spliff.
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#24
08-25-2016, 01:52 PM
 WillTreaty Member SOA Join Date: Sep 2014 Studying for FSA Exams Posts: 3,253

TL/DR Q.E.D.
#25
08-25-2016, 02:00 PM
 DiscreteAndDiscreet Member AAA Join Date: May 2016 Posts: 478

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 Originally Posted by Brad Gile With such a massive proof, it is almost certain that a flaw will be found. The original proof of Fermat by Andrew Wiles had a flaw that took a couple of years to fix. Number Theory is rife with propositions that are easy to state but are often very nasty to prove (or disprove). This one is a monster.
I'm pretty sure there's something similar to a pigeon hole principle argument that there should be number theory conjectures with arbitrarily large ratios of conjecture statement length to proof/disproof statement length.
#26
08-25-2016, 06:54 PM
 Completely Absorbed Member CAS Join Date: Apr 2015 Location: Nibbana Studying for ever and ever, Amen. College: Rutgers University Posts: 544

yeah? prove it nerd
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#27
08-25-2016, 08:01 PM
 nonlnear Member Non-Actuary Join Date: May 2010 Favorite beer: Civil Society Fresh IPA Posts: 29,851

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 Originally Posted by DiscreteAndDiscreet I'm pretty sure there's something similar to a pigeon hole principle argument that there should be number theory conjectures with arbitrarily large ratios of conjecture statement length to proof/disproof statement length.
I wonder what the ratio of conjecture statement length to proof/disproof statement length is for that conjecture...
#28
08-26-2016, 09:12 AM
 snikelfritz Member Join Date: Jun 2011 Location: Yep Studying for Nope Favorite beer: Yep Posts: 27,409

Quote:
 Originally Posted by Colonel Smoothie getting closer...
Wait, so, it's a 500 page proof that a + b = c, and, most people are still on the fence?

There's a reason I gave up on real math when imaginary numbers got introduced.....
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#29
09-21-2018, 01:58 AM
 Colonel Smoothie Member CAS Join Date: Sep 2010 College: Jamba Juice University Favorite beer: AO Amber Ale Posts: 47,815

https://www.quantamagazine.org/titan...ture-20180920/

tl;dr - Corollary 3.12 is really hard to read.
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#30
09-21-2018, 02:10 AM
 Colonel Smoothie Member CAS Join Date: Sep 2010 College: Jamba Juice University Favorite beer: AO Amber Ale Posts: 47,815

also tl;dr

Recent Fields-medalist: hey, I don't get this part, can you help me out here?

Mochizuki: hah-hah-hah-hah!
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