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Mathematics, logic and outright outlandishness.

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accepted Mistaken counterexample to FLT; where's the mistake?
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comment Mistaken counterexample to FLT; where's the mistake?
Many thanks! I've got the solution, after discarding my original hypothesis about one of the numbers being a prime.
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comment Mistaken counterexample to FLT; where's the mistake?
Insight!! I was going completely in the wrong tangent, and thought that the primality of one of the numbers was the key.
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comment Mistaken counterexample to FLT; where's the mistake?
Asal: Very true! I'm imagining this in the 1940s, when a computer was still a novelty, and mathematics of this sort could still convene a press conference, just to excuse the short-sightedness of the hotshot.
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comment Mistaken counterexample to FLT; where's the mistake?
Steve D: I'm getting the idea that since one of the numbers is prime, it wouldn't be possible. But I'm having trouble expressing that the sum/difference of two $composites^x$ can't equal $prime^x$.
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asked Mistaken counterexample to FLT; where's the mistake?
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comment Covering with most possible equal size subsets having pairwise singleton intersections
Also, $x \approx 10*y$ in my first attempts at solving a specific version of this problem; now I'm trying to generalize it.
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comment Covering with most possible equal size subsets having pairwise singleton intersections
Edited as requested. Apologies to all; I knew I had trouble defining the problem clearly, but I couldn't see where the problem was.
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revised Covering with most possible equal size subsets having pairwise singleton intersections
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asked Covering with most possible equal size subsets having pairwise singleton intersections
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