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Old 2012-10-19, 23:09   #1
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I, by total accident, saw a video on Youtube about a possible proof of the abc conjecture. I never knew it before, but the guy claimed that people originally thought the solution to Fermat's Last Theorem was to prove the abc conjecture and apply that solution to Fermat's Last Theorem. I probably phrased that badly, but...

If anybody knows what the connection is between the abc conjecture and Fermat's Last Theorem, could this proof, if it truly is a proof, affect the effectiveness of primality tests, or maybe even come up with a new way of doing things faster?

I know that there are quite a few trolls on here that will say,"Sure, anything's POSSIBLE, trololol." But it does make me wonder.
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Old 2012-10-19, 23:51   #2
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Fermat's Last Theorem is a consequence of the abc conjecture.
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Old 2012-10-20, 21:02   #3
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Fermat's Last Theorem is a consequence of the abc conjecture.
For large enough exponents, that is.
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Old 2012-10-24, 08:45   #4
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If it is confirmed to be a proof, won't it affect our ability to find titanic primes? Are there methods out there that aren't used simply because they haven't been rigorously proven?
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