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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 ...
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Mathematical conjectures 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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The Divisors of $s(2s+1)$ and Primes $n$, $4n+1$, and $6n+1$

This question is somewhat related to this one. Most of this is by way of a computer search: claim: If $s$ is any positive integer I write $\varphi_{s} =s(2s+1)$. Let $\tau$ be the divisor ...
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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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Conjecture about linear diophantine equations

I've been dabbling with linear Diophantine equations and came across a rather interesting pattern that I would like to conjecture as true but I have no idea how about to come up with a proof. Let ...
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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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Conjecture and hypothesis format [closed]

my teacher told me the typical format for hypothesis is if ... Is there a format for conjecture in maths? If there isn't, could you please give an example for conjecture. I appreciate for your help!
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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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a conjectured continued-fraction for $\cot\left(\frac{z\pi}{4z+2n}\right)$ that leads to a new limit for $\pi$

Given a complex number $\begin{aligned}\frac{z}{n}=x+iy\end{aligned}$ and a gamma function $\Gamma(z)$ with $x\gt0$, it is conjectured that the following continued fraction for ...
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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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a conjectured continued fraction for $\displaystyle\tan\left(\frac{z\pi}{4z+2n}\right)$

Given a complex number $\begin{aligned}\frac{z}{n}=x+iy\end{aligned}$ and a gamma function $\Gamma(z)$ with $x\gt0$, it is conjectured that the following continued fraction for ...
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On the problem of polynomial bijection from $\mathbb Q\times\mathbb Q$ to $\mathbb Q$

The question titled "Polynomial bijection from $\mathbb Q\times\mathbb Q$ to $\mathbb Q$" which was posed on MathOverflow attracted quite a lot of attention (and may be the question with most wrong ...
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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 $n+1$, ...
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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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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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Kolmogorov 0-1 Law Conjecture

Let $(\Omega, \mathscr F, \mathbb P)$ be a probability space. Conjecture: Suppose we have events $A_1, A_2, ...$ s.t. $\forall \ A \in \bigcap_n \sigma(A_n, A_{n+1}, ...)$, $P(A) = 0$ or $1$. ...
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Are all totient values of Fibonacci Numbers distinct?

This question was inspired while I was seeing how certain recurrence relations would behave when I applied Multiplative Functions. Let $F_{n}$ be a sequence for which $F_{1}=1,F_{2}=1$, and ...
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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 ...
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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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Is $p(p + 1)$ always a friendly number for $p$ a prime number?

Let $\sigma(x)$ denote the sum of the divisors of $x$. We call the ratio $I(x) = \sigma(x)/x$ as the abundancy index of $x$. A positive integer $N$ is friendly if there exists a positive integer $M ...
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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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$k$-tuple conjecture.

This conjecture is false. See this post Time is running out Suggest notation for Steps 1 and 2. Earn the bonus. For each $k\in\mathbb{Z^{+}}$. Step 1: Create a list $(1,1,1,1...,1)$ of length ...
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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 ...
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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}, ...
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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( ...
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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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Open mathematical questions for which we really, really have no idea what the answer is

There is no shortage of open problems in mathematics. While a formal proof for any of them remains elusive, with the "yes/no" questions among them mathematicians are typically not working in both ...
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If $\gcd(Z,\sigma(Z))=1$ and $1<N=Z\sigma(Z)$, is $N$ always friendly?

This question is a generalization / offshoot of this earlier MSE post: If $\gcd(Z,\sigma(Z))=1$ and $1<N=Z\sigma(Z)$, is $N$ always friendly? Here, $\gcd(a,b)$ is the greatest common divisor ...
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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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Euler's totient and divisors count function relationship when $[(\frac{\varphi(n)}{2}+1)\cdot(\frac{\tau(n)}{2}+1)] = n$

I am studying the Euler's totient function $\varphi(n)$ and the divisors count function, $\tau(n)$, also named $d(n)$, and recently opened a question (link here) about the following condition: ...
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Firoozbakht's conjecture and maximal gaps

In the Wikipedia article, it seems to me as if it's implied that it is enough to check the conjecture only for maximal gaps (numbers $n$ s.t. $\forall k<n:g_n>g_k$). I.e it holds that ...
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Numbers that are clearly NOT a Square

Although I have never studied math very seriously, I have heard of Brocard's Problem, which asks for integer solutions for the following Diophantine Equation:$$n!+1=m^2$$ The only solutions are ...
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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 ...
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Are there any ways we can determine whether the $\Xi_x$-classes of natural numbers upto $\frac{1}{2}p^2_x -2$ exvert all non-trivial $\Xi_x$-classes?

This question follows from the information provided below. Are there any ways we can determine whether the $\Xi_x$-classes of natural numbers up to $\frac{1}{2}p^2_x -2$ exvert all non-trivial ...
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Is always two times an even semiprime at a distance $1$ or prime to the closest previous odd semiprime?

This is an observation regarding the semiprimes, also named 2-almost primes, biprimes, or the product of two primes. This week I do not have a computer, only a tablet (hospitalized with a lot of free ...
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Does this conjecture in 1-d real analysis seem reasonable

Hello I am currently trying to prove a result and I have basically whittled it down to showing the following is true. Let $I\subset\mathbb{R}$ be an interval and fix $\alpha>1$ real number. Fix ...
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Conjecture: $\lim_{x\to\infty} \frac{256}{163x}\sum_{n=1}^{\lfloor x\rceil} |\sin n|=1$

I conjecture: $$\lim_{x\to\infty} \frac{256}{163x}\sum_{n=1}^{\lfloor x\rceil} |\sin n|=1$$ Is this provable? If this is false, then can I have a function $f$ such that: $$\lim_{x\to\infty} ...
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A relation related with odd perfect numbers

It is easy to prove, using the relation $\prod_{d\mid n}d=n^{\sigma_0(n)/2}$ holds for $n\geq 1$ where $\sigma_0(n)$ is the number of divisors, the following Proposition. The integer $n\geq 1$ is ...
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Rational solutions for $\sin(n)$ in radians

This is completely for my own curiosity. Does $y = \sin(n)$ have rational solutions for $n$, an integer number of radians. I know that this is strange because usually integers are only used in ...
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Special case of Pillai's conjecture

Pillai's conjecture is a generalization of Catalan's conjecture. It's say that for fixed positive integers $A, B, C$ the equation $Ax^n - By^m = C$ has only finitely many solutions $(x,y,m,n)$ with ...
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Zauner's conjecture

The conjecture is as follow: In $\mathbb{C}^{n}$, there exists $\{v_1,\cdots,v_{n^2}\}$ such that the following holds: $$ \left| \left \langle v_i, v_j \right \rangle \right| = \begin{cases} 1 ...
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Does the antipode of a f.d. Hopf algebra have finite order

In a lecture I have heard that the antipode of a finite-dimensional Hopf algebra is conjectured to be finite, and that this has only been proven in characteristic $0$ by Larson and Radford in 1988. I ...
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Group conjecture

Conjecture: Given a finite group $G$ and a subset $A\subset G$. Then $\{A,A^2,A^3,\dots\}$ is a group iff $\forall n\in \mathbb N: |A^n|=|A^{n+1}|$. Given that the composition between the ...
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Is there a typo in the formula or does my GAP-package sglppow fail?

This site deals with group formulas for prime powers $p^k$ for $k\le 7$. The formula for $k=7$ seems to be wrong. I compared the results with GAP and the formula is off by $2453$ for $p=13,17,19,23$ ...
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Combining Firoozbakht's conjecture and abc conjecture

Firoozbakht's conjecture states that for all $n\geq 1$ $$p_n^{\frac{1}{n}}>p_{n+1}^{\frac{1}{n+1}},$$ where $p_k$ the kth prime number. By asumption of this conjecture, for a fixed $n$, there is a ...
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Conjectures that have been disproved with extremely large counterexamples?

I just came back from my Number Theory course, and during the lecture there was mention of the Collatz Conjecture. I'm sure that everyone here is familiar with it; it describes an operation on a ...