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Mathematical conjectures believed to be false

I just came about the Firoozbakht's conjecture, and read that it is believed to be wrong, as it would contradict some heuristic methods. However, the conjecture is numerically verified for ...
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Schanuel's conjecture and field extensions.

Doing a little bit of reading over the summer break before going into my masters year of my maths degree and i have been looking at Schanuel's conjecture which states that; Given any $n$ complex ...
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Arithmetic progression and average of two prime numbers

Let $A=(a_n : n \in \mathbb{N})$ be the sequence given by: $$ \ a_n = a_1 + (n - 1)d,\quad a_1,\ d,\ n \in \mathbb N,\quad d\gt a_1,\quad \gcd(a_1,\ d)=1. $$ For all terms of $A$ greater than $\ ...
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Why the need for a proof of the Collatz conjecture [duplicate]

I am just a mathematics student and not a professional so my knowledge is limited regarding the Collatz conjecture. But I struggle to see what could be gained from the proof of the conjecture? Is this ...
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Intuitively, what separates Mersenne primes from Fermat primes?

A Mersenne prime is a prime of the form $2^n-1$. A Fermat prime is a prime of the form $2^n+1$. Despite the two being superficially very similar, it is conjectured that there are infinitely many ...
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Big-Daddy-Conjectures and Hierarchy of Mathematical Conjectures

I am interested in the Hierarchy and Connections between various different open problems in Mathematics, and the most general conjectures in various fields of Mathematics. Examples of Hierachy ...
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Low Level Books on Conjectures/Famous Problems

I am currently an undergraduate math/CS major with coursework done in Linear Algebra, Vector Calculus (that covered a significant amount of Real 1 material), Discrete Math, and about to take courses ...
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Find all $n$ so that $c_n$ $>$ $\pi(n^2)$

Find all $n$ $\in$ $\mathbb{N}$ so that $p_{c_n}$ $>$ $n^2$ where $p_n$ denotes the $n$-th prime and $c_n$, the $n$-th composite. I have tried doing the problem using The stronger version of ...
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Is this a conjecture or an already existing one??

Does the following inequality hold? $p(n)\leq 2^n,$ where $p(n)$ is the $n$th prime. If this is true then it follows that: If $p(n)=p(m)^x+p(o)^y$, then $\max[x,y] \le n$.
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Non-repeating decimals in 1/n [duplicate]

Here's a conjecture I made: The number of non repeating decimal places in the base-ten representation of the fraction 1/n, where n is an integer, is equal to whichever is higher: the exponent of 2 in ...
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Decidability of $P = NP$?

(Please, don't sign this as duplicate of this question, they are not.) Is it possible, that the well-known $P=NP$ conjecture is undecidable in ZFC? Is there any result about this topic?
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Equal perimeters of squares and right angled isosceles triangles

Consider a square ABCD having length l and breadth. Now start folding the sides AB and AC so that the figure becomes something like this $$$$ All the vertical and horizontal folds/stairs are equal in ...
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Zhang's theorem and Polignac's conjecture

Yitang Zhang made a groundbreaking discovery when he proved that there are infinitely many pairs of prime numbers which differ by less than $70,000,000$. Zhang's theorem has been significantly ...
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It's sufficient to prove collatz conjecture for $3+6k, k \geq 0$?

Thinking about this problem, I saw two interesting properties of Collatz graph. Firstly, if we consider that every even number $e$ can be represented (on a single way) as $e = o 2^n$, where $o$ is an ...
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Prove the inequality for composite numbers

Is it true that $c_m+c_n$ $>$ $c_{m+n}$ for all $m$, $n$ $\in$ $\mathbb{N}$? Though the result seems true, I can't get a solution. Even the bounds on $c_n$ obtained from Prime Number Theorem ...
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A conjecture on the product of digits of a number

Define $(m,n)$ to be a special pair if $n=m \cdot Pd(n)$. Where $Pd(n)$ is the product of digits $n$. Then I have the following conjecture - For every $m$ with no digit of $m$ being $0$ , there ...
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Tangent at average of two roots of cubic with one real and two complex roots

I was able to easily prove that the tangent at the average of two roots of a real cubic polynomial passed through the third root of the function. But I have only done this for functions with three ...
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Pi and the sum of reciprocals of primes?

So I know that $$\sum_{\underset{\Large p\; prime}{p=1}}^{\infty}\frac{1}{p}$$ blows up. But doing some fun on mathematica I found out that when the sum isn't infinite, it was so close to $3$ and I ...
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Prove that there exists an $m$ such that for any $n>m$ there exists at least one prime between $c_n$ and $n$

Let $c_n$ be the $n$-th composite. Then the problem is to prove that- $\pi(c_n)-\pi(n)>0$ $\forall n>m$ I have tried to progress in the problem using an elementary approach. So far I have ...
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How to prove that every $l$ (such that $ 2 \leq l \leq \lfloor \sqrt{k^2+2n+1} \rfloor $) divides at least one of the following numbers?

$ k^2+2n, k^2, k^2+1, 2n, 2n+1$, (for some $n$) if $k$ is even and $0 < n < k$. I have no idea of how to prove that. I'm working on Legendre's conjecture. Update 1: Yes, for $n=0$ all $l$ ...
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Random conjecture

For any numbers $a$ and $b$ so that $a>b$ and $\text{gcd}(a, b)=1$, there exists a $c\in\mathbb{N^+}$ so that $a+bc$ is prime. I've only just tested this out with a few numbers, but I'm curious as ...
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On extracting primes from coprimes

Proof or disprove the following statement - There exists infinitely many $a$ and $b$ which are pair of co-prime integers , either $ab+1$ or $ab-1$ is prime. Motivation- Looking at some twin prime ...
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Twin Prime conjecture current status

Can someone help me with a link to read about the status of the Twin Prime conjecture. I have browse on the internet and have read some articles but still I have no clue of the updated status of Twin ...
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Measure Theory Conjecture

While I was doing some math here, I made this conjecture. Let $f_n:X\rightarrow \mathbb{R}$ be a sequence of measurable functions from the measure space $(X,\mathcal{A},\mu)$ to the measurable space ...
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Isoperimetric inequality, isodiametric inequality, hyperplane conjecture… what are the inequalities of this kind known or conjectured?

Question: Which inequalities similar to the famous isoperimetric inequality is known? conjectured? I recently learned about some inequalities which are all similar to the famous isoperimetric ...
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I have a conjecture on local max/min , can any of you propose a contradiction?

If $f$ is a non-piecewise function defined continuous on an interval $I$, and within that interval $I$, there exists a value $x$, such that $f`(x)$ (derivative of $f$) does not exist , then at that ...
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Srinivasa Ramanujan conjectures

I searched internet for the whole list of conjectures by Srinivasa Ramanujan , but its not fruitful . I came to know that recently a book of Ramanujan was out and contains many conjectures related to ...
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Prove that $\lim\limits_{x\to\infty} \frac{\Gamma(x+1,x(1+\epsilon))}{x\Gamma(x)}=0$.

I conjecture that for any $\epsilon>0$, we have $$ \lim_{x\to\infty} \frac{\Gamma(x+1,x(1+\epsilon))}{x\Gamma(x)}=0 $$ where $\Gamma(x,a) = \int_a^\infty t^{x-1}e^{-t} \mathrm{d}t$ denotes the ...
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About the hyperplane conjecture.

I have recently heard about the hyperplane conjecture and I would like to understand better the problematic behind this conjecture. The hyperplane conjecture: There exists a universal constant ...
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Conjectured closed form of $G^{2~2}_{3~3}\left(1\middle|\begin{array}c1,1;b+1\\b,b;0\end{array}\right)$

In my answer to this question, I come across the following case of the Meijer G-function: $$F(b)=G^{2~2}_{3~3}\left(1\middle|\begin{array}c1,1;b+1\\b,b;0\end{array}\right), b>0$$ and based on my ...
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Conjecture: When does $n=ab$, with $a\leq b\leq 2a$?

I conjecture that if this occurs, $a$ and $b$ are unique. Obviously if $n$ is an odd prime, this does not occur, and if $n=a^2$, it does. In any case, what is the set of numbers such that this sort of ...
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Conjecture about integral $\int_0^1 K\left(\sqrt{\vphantom1x}\right)\,K\left(\sqrt{1-x}\right)\,x^ndx$

I'm interested in the following integral: $$\mathcal J(n)=\int_0^1 K\left(\sqrt{\vphantom1x}\right)\,K\left(\sqrt{1-x}\right)\,x^ndx,\tag1$$ where $K(z)$ is the complete elliptic integral of the 1ˢᵗ ...
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Closed form for $\int_{-1}^1\frac{\ln\left(2+x\,\sqrt3\right)}{\sqrt{1-x^2}\,\left(2+x\,\sqrt3\right)^n}dx$

I'm trying to find a closed form for the following integral: $$\mathcal{J}(n)=\int_{-1}^1\frac{\ln\left(2+x\,\sqrt3\right)}{\sqrt{1-x^2}\,\left(2+x\,\sqrt3\right)^n}dx\tag1$$ I have conjectured values ...
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Mertens conjecture - bounds

The disproven Mertens Conjecture states that $$|M(n)|\leq \sqrt{n}$$ If it is bounded at all, would the bounds $$|M(n)|\leq \sqrt{2n\log(\log (n))}$$ not be more realistic, and still consistent with ...
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Mertens conjecture & Riemann hypothesis [closed]

The Mathworld page on the Mertens Conjecture states that $$\limsup_{n\rightarrow\infty}|M(n)|n^{-1/2}=\infty$$ seems very probable (Odlyzko and te Riele 1985). Would it not then follow that ...
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Symmetry of bicycle-lock numbers

Suppose you have a combination bicycle lock of this sort: with $n$ dials and $k$ numbers on each dial. Let $m(n,k)$ denote the minimum number of turns that always suffice to open the lock from any ...
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All about a failed conjecture.

Some months ago I made the following conjecture - Let $d(n)$ denote the number of divisors of $n $. Then let $N$ be a number such that $d(N)$ divides $N$ . Also let $I= \frac{N}{d(N)}$ which is ...
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For all $n$, $9^n + 25^n - 1$ has a prime factor with $7$ in its decimal representation?

Let $x_n$ be a sequence of positive integers defined by $x_n=9^n + 25^n -1$ for all $n \ge 2$ I conjectured that there exists at least one prime divisor of $x_n$ which contains $7 $ in its decimal ...
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Are $ut + 1$ and $ut + t + 1$ both prime for some t for any $u$?

Conjecture : For any natural number $u$, there is a natural number $t$ such that $ut + 1$ and $ut + t + 1$ are both prime. So we get a solution of the equation $$au - b(u+1) = -1$$ with prime ...
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Proof envolving center of a group and conjugacy classes

I need to prove that every group $G$ of order 9 is abelian. So, this is what I've done so far: There are three options for $[G:Z(G)]$: $[G:Z(G)]=1$, in this case we are done, since $G=Z(G)$ and that ...
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Conjecture linking multiplicative order of $2$ and semi-primes

Suppose we have a semi-prime $N=pq$, where $p \ne q$, and $p>2$, $q>2$ Let $k$ be the multiplicative order of $2$ mod $N$, then either $p^{2} \bmod k \equiv 1$ or $q^{2} \bmod k \equiv 1$ Is ...
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Conjecture involving semi-prime numbers of the form $2^{x}-1$

Let $x$ be a positive integer such that $(2^{x}-1)=pq$ , where $p$ and $q$ are prime numbers. I want to show that either $p^{2} \bmod x \equiv 1$ or $q^{2} \bmod x \equiv 1$ (or both of course). Is ...
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A conjecture on $\phi(n)$

Let $\phi(n)$ denote the Euler totient function of $n $. Then let $N$ be a number such that $\phi(N)$ divides $N$ . Also let $I_1= \frac{N}{\phi(N)}$ which is defined as the "Second order Index of ...
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Make a conjecture that $g(x)=\lfloor{kx}\rfloor$ for a particular value of k

Make a conjecture that $g(x)=\lfloor{kx}\rfloor$ for a particular value of k. I am thinking that it has to do with where k is a fraction or not but I am unsure how to write it out.
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Proving infinitude of primes in a certain form.

Here I have the following conjecture -Let $$S_1(n)= \frac{(n-1)! +1}{n}$$ then there exist infinite prime numbers $p$ for which $S_1(p)$ is prime. And I don't know how to prove it. EDIT Let ...
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Proof on a conjecture involving $d(N)$

Let $d(n)$ denote the number of divisors of $n $. Then let $N$ be a number such that $d(N)$ divides $N$ . Also let $I= \frac{N}{d(N)}$ which is defined as the "Index of Beauty of $N$ ". Then prove ...
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An approach to Andrica's conjecture

Andrica's conjecture states that $\sqrt{p_{n+1}}-\sqrt{p_n} < 1$. but solving for $n=1,2,\dotsc$ yields n=1, $\sqrt{p_{2}}-\sqrt{p_1} < 1$=>$\sqrt{p_{2}}<\sqrt{p_1}+1$ n=2, ...
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If AC is false , is this statement about the halting problem true?

Assume AC is false. (AC = axiom of choice ) Let $n,m$ be positive integers. Let $f: \Bbb N \rightarrow \Bbb N$ and $f(m)=m$. Let $g(n,m)=1$ if the iterations $f(n),f(f(n)),...$ converges to $m$. ...
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Why is $2^a > a^3$?

I found this rather interesting and maybe, a bit too obvious for some people property about 2 raised to some power. $2^a > a^3$, if $a=0,a=1 \text{ or } a\ge 10$ .($a \in N$) I seem to get a bit of ...
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making mathematical conjectures

If a non-mathematician wanted to conjecture something and had strong numerical evidence to support the conjecture, how would he/she go about doing so? Would the mathematical community (a) take it ...