Beal's Conjecture

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Crowdsourcing Helps Prof Solve Old Math Problem

Terence Tao publishes a proof of the 83-year-old Erdos discrepancy problem

(Newser) - UCLA professor Terence Tao , one of the world's top mathematicians, has just solved a famous problem dating back to the 1930s—and he says it was a comment on his blog earlier this year that sent him in the right direction. He also built off earlier crowdsourced work to...

Become a Millionaire: Solve This Math Problem

Billionaire Andrew Beal offers reward if you solve his conjecture

(Newser) - One of the apparent perks of being a billionaire is that if a complex math equation has you stumped, you can offer up a $1 million reward to de-stump it. Such is the case with Andrew Beal, a Texas banking billionaire, who will bestow the money on anyone who can...

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