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On the conjectured nonexistence of even almost perfect numbers (other than powers of two) and odd perfect numbers

(Note: This question has been cross-posted from MO.) Let $\sigma(a) = \sigma_{1}(a)$ be the sum of the divisors of the positive integer $a$. A number $M$ is called almost perfect if $\sigma(M) = 2M ...
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Conjecture concerning modular arithmetic

Below $0\notin\mathbb N$. I want a proof or a counter-example of the following (corrected) conjecture: Suppose $p$ is the smallest prime dividing $n\in\mathbb N$ and suppose $kn+ap=m!$, where $...
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Conjecture about primes and the factorial

Below $0\notin\mathbb N$. Further corrected conjecture: For all prime numbers $p>5$ there exist a prime number $q<p$ such that $q\equiv m!\!\pmod p$, $2<m<p$. or Given a prime ...
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Is the Fermat primality test secure enough for very big numbers?

The random variable $X_m$ is the number of trials before $n\notin\mathbb P\wedge n|2^{n-1}-1$ where $n$ is an odd random integer $2^{m-1} < n < 2^m$. Computer simulations makes me believe ...
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Confusion about Saibians article about primes [on hold]

Here : https://sites.google.com/site/largenumbers/home/1-5/2 Saibian claims that it was proven that infinite many twin primes exist. Did I miss something ? Isn't the twin-prime-conjecture open ?...
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Closed form and limit of the integral of a rational function

While trying to answer this question, I wondered whether there could be a way to: (A) Find the closed form of the generalization of integrals $I$ and $J$, that is $$I_n=\int_{-\infty}^{+\infty}\frac{...
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There are at least two solutions such that $2p_n=p_a+p_b$ ($p$ being prime)

I've stumbled across this playing around and summing primes at random during a boring lecture. Is this a known conjecture? Can it be proven? My conjecture: There exists at least one non trivial ...
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Seeking proof to a Hyperbolic polygon conjecture

In the course of writing a(n Honours) thesis, I'm searching for a proof to a conjecture that appears very likely to be true. Many results will rely upon it. My own attempts to prove it have been ...
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Conflicting conjectures [duplicate]

I feel like when two conjectures are inconsistent with one another, it's a clear sign of our misunderstanding of deeper mathematics. I was wondering if anyone knew of a comprehensive list of ...
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Collatz Conjecture? [closed]

I am a lover of Math, all kinds really it is a bit of a puzzle to me I'm always trying to learn something new or a new "puzzle" to try an solve for myself even though many times i just reach the same ...
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Legendre's Conjecture Theme (Part II)

This is a continuation of this question. My main question is that, in the previous question we were mainly concerned about the sign of, $$f_{2}(n)=\pi\left((n+1)^2\right)+\pi\left(n^2\right)-2\pi\left(...
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Legendre's Conjecture Theme (Part I)

Main Question Recently I have been thinking about the Legendre's Conjecture. I noticed that a proof of the conjecture can be obtained if we can prove any one of the following, Conjecture 1. For ...
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Conjecture about Rabin-Miller pseudo prime test

I tested the Rabin-Miller pseudo prime algorithm using a single test value and found that the number of false calls depends on the size of the number to test, reducing to a (conjectured) negligible ...
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A stronger form of Rolle's Theorem in the direction of number of roots of $f'(x)$

Today I read an interesting generalization of the Rolle's Theorem for Polynomials in $E. 28$ of E. J. Barbeau's book on Polynomials. It says that if $a, b$ are two consecutive zeroes of polynomial $P(...
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Unsolved problems involving or concerning the unitary DFT

Does anyone know of any unsolved problems involving or concerning the unitary discrete Fourier transform matrix $F_n=n^{-1/2}(f_{j k})$ where $f_{jk }=e^{2\pi j k i}$ and $i=\sqrt{-1}$, or its inverse?...
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Collatz Conjecture, sufficient to show odd numbers reach $1$?

The famous conjecture: Let $$ f(n) = \begin{cases} n/2 & \quad \text{if } n \text{ is even}\\ 3n+1 & \quad \text{if } n \text{ is odd}\\ \end{cases} $$ The Collatz Conjecture ...
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A conjecture about the prime function $p_n$

While testing my system Zet for computational mathematics I find possible relations now and then. The latest is: Conjecture: For all $(m,n)\in\mathbb Z_+^2$ except $(3,4),(4,3) \text{ and } (4,4)$...
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poincare conjecture understanding

I have knowledge of basic school math and in colleges I have read calculus(mostly forgotten now). I need to understand poincare conjecture and hence I need to study a lot of things. I need to know ...
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A conjecture about primes

Let $p_n$ be the $nth$ prime and define $p_n^{(m)}$ by $p_n^{(1)}=p_n$ and $p_n^{(m+1)}=p_{p_n^{(m)}}$: $p_n^{(2)}=p_{p_n}$, $\;p_n^{(3)}=p_{p_{p_n}}$ and so far... For some coprime numbers $a,b$, ...
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Factorial and primorial twin primes

Factorial primes are are primes of the form $n! \pm 1$ and primorial primes are primes of the form $p\#\pm 1$, where $p\#$ is the product of all primes $\leq p$. To cite http://www.ams.org/journals/...
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Number of primes of a certain form

Let $p_n$ be the nth prime. Are there an infinite number of primes of the form $2p_n+1$? Is something known about questions like this?
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$\pi\left(\left(n+m\right)^2\right) - \pi\left(n^2\right) \ge 2 \cdot m$

Conjecture For $n \ge 1 $ , $m \ge 1$ $\pi\left(\left(n+m\right)^2\right) - \pi\left(n^2\right) \ge 2 \cdot m$ where $\pi\left(n\right)$ is the prime counting function . Does this conjecture ...
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Examples of Beal's conjecture for higher powers

Does anybody know of any examples of Beal's conjecture for higher powers? I found this web page that has probably the most examples I've come across so far. However, I'd like to find some examples, ...
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Do all primes occur in some sequence associated with the Collatz conjecture?

Let $f(n) = \begin{cases} n/2, & \text{if $n$ is even} \\ 3n+1, & \text{if $n$ is odd} \end{cases}$ For an arbitrary prime $p$ are there some start value $x_0$ such that $p = x_k$ for some ...
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Conjecture about odd primes

For each odd prime $p$ there exist $n\in\mathbb{N}$ such that $p\equiv n^2 \text{ (mod }\varphi(n^2))$, where $\varphi$ is Euler's totient function. I'm developing my Forth based computational ...
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Factoring the factorials

Just for the fun of it, I've started factoring $n!$ into its prime divisors, and this is what I got for $2\leq n\leq20$: $$\begin{align} 2! &= 2^\color{red}{1} &S_e=1\\ 3! &= 2^\color{red}...
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Endowing module with algebra

Given a module $M$ over a ring $R$, is it possible to endow $M$ with an operation $M^{2} \to M$ that turns $M$ to an algebra that is not the trivial $m n \equiv \mathbf{0}$ identically? So far I have ...
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Vladimir Blinovsky's Union-Closed Sets Conjecture Proof

Recently, Vladimir Blinovsky published an article (http://arxiv.org/pdf/1507.01270v6.pdf) claiming that he proved the union-closed sets conjecture (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Union-...
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Open mathematical questions for which Numerical Search promising

I am fascinated by mathematical conjectures, especially those that are believed to be false. Now I wonder, are there some mathematical conjectures for which the numerical search would be promising? ...
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$f$ has to be open in order for continuous bijection to be a homeomorphism?

Claim : Let $f: X\to Y$ be a continuous bijection, then $f$ is a homeomorphism if $f$ is open Is the claim true? I thought $f$ was a homemorphism if $f^{-1}$ is a continuous function
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Artin's Conjecture on Primitive Roots and the Divisors of $s(2s+1)$

Artin's conjecture on primitive roots state that given and integer $k$ that is not a perfect square or equal to $-1$ is a primitive root modulo infinitely many primes. claim: If $s$ is any ...
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Prime conjecture containing primorial

Help me find the exact conjecture statement. What I roughly remember is that it stated that the difference between primorial $n\#$ (product of first $n$ primes) and "some" larger number than the ...
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conjectured general continued fraction for the quotient of gamma functions

Given complex numbers $a=x+iy$, $b=m+in$ and a gamma function $\Gamma(z)$ with $x\gt0$ and $m\gt0$, it is conjectured that the following general continued fraction which is symmetric on $a$ and $b$ is ...
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The Divisors of $s(2s+1)$ and Primes $2n+1$ and $3n+1$ part 1

I want to check my math (and proof) on the following claim. The claim is by way of a computer search and a "hunch". claim: If $s$ is a prime number I write $\varphi_{s} =s(2s+1)$. Let $\tau$ be ...
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How close are we to knowing the rate of convergence to $0$ of $\prod_{p\le x}(1-1/p)^{-1}-e^\gamma\log x $?

This is a question related to an earlier one of mine, which I may answer myself eventually, as I have learnt more about the topic. Despite what one can read on the MathWorld page about Mertens' third ...
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A conjecture about traces of projections

Let $M_n$ denote the space of all $n\times n$ complex matrices. Define $\tau:M_n\rightarrow \mathbb{C}$ by $$\tau(X)=\frac{1}{n}\sum_{i=1}^n x_{ii},$$ where of course $X=[x_{ij}]\in M_n$. Recall that ...
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Uniqueness or non uniqueness of a pair of natural numbers

Let $1<m<n$ be two natural numbers. Let us call $(m,n)$ a math.se pair if the prime factors of $m$ are the same as those of $n$ and the prime factors of $m+1$ are the same as those of $n+1$, e.g....
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Is the following inequality involving the sum-of-divisors and Euler totient functions true?

First Question Is the following inequality involving the sum-of-divisors $\sigma$ and Euler totient $\phi$ functions true? $$\frac{\sigma(N)}{N} \leq \frac{N}{\phi(N)}$$ Second Question When $...
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$(\sum_i a_i^2)(\sum_i b_i^2)+(\sum_ia_i b_i)^2\geq \sqrt{(\sum_i a_i^4)(\sum_i b_i^4)}+\sum_ia_i^2b_i^2$?

I have no idea about how to prove (or disprove) the following inequality: $$ \left(\sum_{i=1}^n a_i^2\right)\left(\sum_{i=1}^n b_i^2\right)+\left(\sum_{i=1}^na_i b_i\right)^2\geq \sqrt{\left(\sum_{i=1}...
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Are there infinitely many primes in any sequence determined by a $k$ that is not a Sierpinski number?

Consider the sequence of numbers ranging over $n$ of the form $k\cdot a^n + 1$ for a fixed, odd natural number $k$. The number $k$ is considered a Sierpinski number if the sequence determined by that ...
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If $|G_1|=|G_2|<\infty$ and $|G_1'|<|G_2'|$, then $|Z(G_1)|\geq |Z(G_2)|$? where $G'$ is the commutator subgroup of $G$.

We know that $G'$ characterization how ``abelian'' of a group because we have a theorem: if $G'=\{e\}$, then $G$ is abelian. I have a conjecture. If there are two finite groups $G_1$ and $G_2$, $|...
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An approximate relation between the first and the second zeta zero.

Can you improve on this apparent relation between the first and the second Riemann zeta zero: $$\Im\left(\frac{n \cdot \rho _1}{\pi }\right) \approx \Re\left(\left(1-\frac{1}{(n+5)^{\frac{1}{\rho _2}-...
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How do you refute these conjectures that seem imply contradictory statements?

I've formulated two conjectures that seems to imply a strong result when are combined with well known equivalences of the Riemann hypothesis, and I would like to know how get a disproof of such ...
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I think I've found all roots to $f_k(x)=\sum_{j=1}^k x^j-x^{-j}$ for any $k$ - how to prove it?

Conjecture: The set of unique roots of $$f_k(x)=\sum_{j=1}^k x^j-x^{-j} \;,\;\; x \not=0$$ is given by $e^{i \pi \phi_k}$, where $$\frac{1}{2}\phi_k=\{0, \frac{1}{2}, \underbrace{\frac{\...
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A Conjecture Sharper than Cramér's and Firoozbakht's

Notation: $\lfloor\cdot\rfloor$ is floor function; and $\pi(x)$ is the prime-counting function up to $x$. $g_k := p_{k+1} - p_k$ . OEIS sequence A267549 is "Primes prime(k) such that floor( (prime(k)/...
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Can we capture the definition to be a Mersenne prime in an identity only involving the arithmetic function $S(n)=\sum_{k=1}^n\text{nmod k}$?

Let $S(n)=\sum_{k=1}^n\text{nmod k}$ the sum of remainder function, denoting $\sigma(n)$ as the sum of divisors function, it is know that for each $n>1$ $$S(n)-S(n-1)=2n-1-\sigma(n),$$ is as ...
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Does the Descartes number $D = 198585576189$ have a friend?

Let $\sigma(X)$ be the sum of the divisors of $X$, and denote the abundancy index $\sigma(X)/X$ by $I(X)$. If the equation $I(X) = r/s$ has no solution $X \in \mathbb{N}$, then $r/s$ is said to be an ...
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If $b$ is an odd composite number and $\dfrac{b^2 - 1}{\sigma(b^2) - b^2} = q$ is a prime number, what happens when $q = 2^{r + 1} - 1$?

(Note: An improved version of this question has been cross-posted to MO.) Let $\sigma(X)$ be the sum of the divisors of $X$. For example, $\sigma(2) = 1 + 2 = 3$, and $\sigma(4) = 1 + 2 + 4 = 7$. ...
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If $N = {q^k}{n^2}$ is an odd perfect number given in Eulerian form, which of the following sets of inequalities *cannot* hold?

Let $\sigma(X)$ be the sum of the divisors of $X$. If $\sigma(Y) = 2Y$, then $Y$ is said to be perfect. If $N$ is odd and perfect, then $N$ is said to be given in Eulerian form if $N = {q^k}{n^2}$ ...
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Can you discuss $\limsup_{n\to\infty}\frac{g_n}{\log^2p_n}\cdot\frac{\sigma(K_n)}{K_n\cdot\log\log K_n}$, where $g_n=p_{n+1}-p_n$ and $K_n\to\infty$?

Let $p_n$ the nth prime number, then we know that the nth gap is $g_n=p_{n+1}-p_n$. We define for $n>1$, $C_n$ as the set of integers such that $gcd(k,p_{n+1})=gcd(k,p_{n})=1$, this is $\{1\leq k &...