20110122, 14:26  #1 
May 2004
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Odd Perfect Numbers
Did anyone let you know, in this Twin Prime search,
that the lack of odd perfect numbers and the infinitude of the twin primes are related, in particular one might prove the other? But keep on calculating anyway, the numbers are totally cool. 
20110122, 15:05  #2 
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"Tim Sorbera"
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I've never heard of such a thing, other than your 'conjecture'. Is there any proven theorem or likelytrue (and checked by others who think the work is good; i.e. probably not your conjecture) conjecture that shows or suggests such a link?
Last fiddled with by MiniGeek on 20110122 at 15:06 
20110122, 15:08  #3  
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independently and on my own and that there should be no other such references anywhere previously in mathematics? Or did I miss your question? 

20110122, 15:22  #4  
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"Tim Sorbera"
Aug 2006
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Or in other words: Why do you think this is so? Is there a good proof, or an unproven conjecture made by an amateur (be it you or someone else)? Not to sound like RDS, but the chances of an amateur proving what has eluded mathematicians for a long time is slim, at best. Especially when the conjecture hasn't been looked over and thought accurate by those who are experienced and understand such things (mostly mathematicians). Last fiddled with by MiniGeek on 20110122 at 15:24 

20110122, 15:27  #5  
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Am I an amateur? 

20110122, 15:30  #6 
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"Tim Sorbera"
Aug 2006
San Antonio, TX USA
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By definition, do you do mathematics for a living? If not, yes you are an amateur. But a more important question is if the conjecture is valid. I don't have the mathematical ability to answer that, even if the details of it were posted for scrutiny. Some others do. I'll just ask this: have the details been posted for scrutiny/peer review, either publicly or among any number of people with enough mathematical ability to confirm or reject it as valid or invalid? If so, did it seem valid?
Last fiddled with by MiniGeek on 20110122 at 15:36 
20110122, 15:37  #7  
"Tapio Rajala"
Feb 2010
Finland
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Making conjectures without strong evidence or claiming things without a proof makes one an amateur. However, my main classification of you based on your recent posting is: spammer. 

20110122, 15:38  #8  
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See the thread Wagstaff Conjecture in the Math or Puzzles subforum(s). While you're at it, check out the Elemental Puzzle thread in Puzzles. Have fun. First question second: Of course I'm a professional mathematician. I work cheap ..... 

20110122, 15:40  #9  
May 2004
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regardless of your classification. 

20110122, 21:17  #10  
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The conjecture is valid so long as it contradicts nothing. This conjecture (YJ) is based on data from the first 40 known mersenne prime exponents and the currently known 47 mersenne prime exponents as discovered by and before gimps. It is strongly supported by one single case in particular (MPE23 = 11213 is a mersenne prime exponent) but the law of small numbers tells me that won't be enough (I should say may not be enough) to convince everyone yet. 

20110122, 21:19  #11  
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and their attachments. 

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