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jmarto1
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Solve this math problem and win \$1 million dollars
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Ax + By = Cz

Too bad math was never my strong suit.

This post was edited on 6/12 at 1:47 am

tiggerthetooth
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re: Solve this math problem and win \$1 million dollars

Solve for what? I dont understand.

ETA: ABC= xyz?
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UltimateHog
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re: Solve this math problem and win \$1 million dollars
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= Cz

lsu480
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re: Solve this math problem and win \$1 million dollars
If my wife tries this ill kill her because she isn't even allowed to think about her X!!!!!

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re: Solve this math problem and win \$1 million dollars
That is nowhere near a solvable equation.

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Jet12
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re: Solve this math problem and win \$1 million dollars
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Fermat's Last Theorem states that no three positive integers a, b, and c can satisfy the equation a^n + b^n = c^n for any integer value of n greater than two.

Beal's conjecture states that if A^x + B^y = C^z, where A, B, C, x, y, and z are positive integers with x, y, z > 2, then A, B, and C have a common prime factor.

Got all that? Well you'll need to prove or disprove it, and have your work published in a leading mathematics journal to claim your prize.

genro
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re: Solve this math problem and win \$1 million dollars
D

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jmarto1
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re: Solve this math problem and win \$1 million dollars
Was in the process of adding. I think you'll get over it though.

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RockyMtnTigerWDE
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re: Solve this math problem and win \$1 million dollars
180,000.00

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snake23
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re: Solve this math problem and win \$1 million dollars
288. Duhh

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willymeaux
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re: Solve this math problem and win \$1 million dollars
z = (log(A^x+B^y))/(log(C))

tiggerthetooth
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re: Solve this math problem and win \$1 million dollars
So in other words the problem in the OP is not even the problem they are attempting to solve.

tiggerthetooth
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re: Solve this math problem and win \$1 million dollars
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z = (log(A^x+B^y))/(log(C))

Now plug in that equation into the z variable.

JG77056
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re: Solve this math problem and win \$1 million dollars
Basically, to word it out, find 3 whole numbers that when cubed or greater have one number equal exactly half of the sum total?

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re: Solve this math problem and win \$1 million dollars
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So in other words the problem in the OP is not even the problem they are attempting to solve.

Not even remotely close.

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bulldog95
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lsucoonass
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re: Solve this math problem and win \$1 million dollars
i was thinking the same thing by looking at the letters

gthog61
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re: Solve this math problem and win \$1 million dollars
Yep, the prize has been out there for 15 years, I am sure some OT baller will knock it out in a day or two.

Impotent Waffle
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re: Solve this math problem and win \$1 million dollars
True

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foshizzle
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re: Solve this math problem and win \$1 million dollars
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Too bad math was never my strong suit.

Obviously, since you didn't state the problem correctly.

Beal's Conjecture is a play on Fermat's Last Theorem. Take the equation A^x + B^y = C^z. Fermat stated that if x, y and z are all the same, then there is no positive integer solution where n > 2.

Beal's Conjecture (which is what the contest is about) states that if x, y and z are all > 2 (but not necessarily the same), then a solution is only possible if A, B and C have a common prime factor.

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