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jmarto1 LSU Fan Houma, LA Member since Mar 2008 12950 posts
 Solve this math problem and win $1 million dollars (Posted on 6/12/13 at 1:43 am)
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Ax + By = Cz
Too bad math was never my strong suit. LINK Sorry, forgot to add the link
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tiggerthetooth LSU Fan Big Momma's House Member since Oct 2010 13933 posts
 re: Solve this math problem and win $1 million dollars (Posted on 6/12/13 at 1:44 am to jmarto1)
Solve for what? I dont understand. ETA: ABC= xyz?
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UltimateHog Arkansas Fan Springfield, MO Member since Dec 2011 29951 posts
 re: Solve this math problem and win $1 million dollars (Posted on 6/12/13 at 1:45 am to jmarto1)
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= Cz
Looks like it's already solved.

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lsu480 Arizona State Fan Downtown Scottsdale Member since Oct 2007 62017 posts Online
 re: Solve this math problem and win $1 million dollars (Posted on 6/12/13 at 1:45 am to jmarto1)
If my wife tries this ill kill her because she isn't even allowed to think about her X!!!!!

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FootballNostradamus Clemson Fan Member since Nov 2009 13145 posts
 re: Solve this math problem and win $1 million dollars (Posted on 6/12/13 at 1:45 am to tiggerthetooth)
That is nowhere near a solvable equation.

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Jet12 LSU Fan Member since Nov 2010 18852 posts Online
 re: Solve this math problem and win $1 million dollars (Posted on 6/12/13 at 1:46 am to jmarto1)
Thanks for a LINK.
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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.

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genro Penn Fan Baconalia Member since Nov 2011 27629 posts
 re: Solve this math problem and win $1 million dollars (Posted on 6/12/13 at 1:47 am to jmarto1)
D

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jmarto1 LSU Fan Houma, LA Member since Mar 2008 12950 posts
 re: Solve this math problem and win $1 million dollars (Posted on 6/12/13 at 1:48 am to Jet12)
Was in the process of adding. I think you'll get over it though.

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RockyMtnTigerWDE Auburn Fan Posibarner CoCaptain/RebBear Member Member since Oct 2010 38686 posts
 re: Solve this math problem and win $1 million dollars (Posted on 6/12/13 at 1:53 am to jmarto1)
180,000.00

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snake23 LSU Fan NOLA/BR Member since Dec 2011 3407 posts
 re: Solve this math problem and win $1 million dollars (Posted on 6/12/13 at 1:59 am to jmarto1)
288. Duhh

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willymeaux LSU Fan Baton Rouge Member since Mar 2012 2583 posts Online
 re: Solve this math problem and win $1 million dollars (Posted on 6/12/13 at 2:05 am to jmarto1)
z = (log(A^x+B^y))/(log(C))

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tiggerthetooth LSU Fan Big Momma's House Member since Oct 2010 13933 posts
 re: Solve this math problem and win $1 million dollars (Posted on 6/12/13 at 2:12 am to Jet12)
So in other words the problem in the OP is not even the problem they are attempting to solve.

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tiggerthetooth LSU Fan Big Momma's House Member since Oct 2010 13933 posts
 re: Solve this math problem and win $1 million dollars (Posted on 6/12/13 at 2:13 am to willymeaux)
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z = (log(A^x+B^y))/(log(C))
Now plug in that equation into the z variable.

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JG77056 LSU Fan Vegas baby, Vegas Member since Sep 2010 5320 posts
 re: Solve this math problem and win $1 million dollars (Posted on 6/12/13 at 2:39 am to tiggerthetooth)
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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FootballNostradamus Clemson Fan Member since Nov 2009 13145 posts
 re: Solve this math problem and win $1 million dollars (Posted on 6/12/13 at 2:48 am to tiggerthetooth)
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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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LSUBrad5277 LSU Fan North Louisiana Member since Jan 2011 12105 posts
 re: Solve this math problem and win $1 million dollars (Posted on 6/12/13 at 3:17 am to jmarto1)

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lsucoonass LSU Fan ft. stewart, ga Member since Nov 2003 40657 posts
 re: Solve this math problem and win $1 million dollars (Posted on 6/12/13 at 3:46 am to UltimateHog)
i was thinking the same thing by looking at the letters

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gthog61 Georgia Tech Fan Irving, TX Member since Nov 2009 3101 posts
 re: Solve this math problem and win $1 million dollars (Posted on 6/12/13 at 6:28 am to lsucoonass)
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.

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Impotent Waffle LSU Fan Baton Rouge Member since Sep 2007 5071 posts
 re: Solve this math problem and win $1 million dollars (Posted on 6/12/13 at 6:37 am to gthog61)
True

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foshizzle LSU Fan Washington DC metro Member since Mar 2008 28674 posts
 re: Solve this math problem and win $1 million dollars (Posted on 6/12/13 at 6:39 am to jmarto1)
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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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