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### Is there an even number $a$ such that $a^{2^{n}}+1$ is prime for infinitely many $n$?

Is there an even number $a$ such that $\{n: a^{2^{n}}+1 \text{ is prime} \}$ is an infinite set? Let $a$ be even. Is there infinitely many $n$ such that $a^{2^{n}}+1$ is composite?
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### A special case of Frankl's conjecture. A question about known results

Let's recall a Frankl's conjecture. Consider a finite family of finite sets $\mathcal{F}$, such for every pair of sets $A\in \mathcal{F}$ and $B\in\mathcal{F}$, we have $A\cup B\in\mathcal{F}$(the ...
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### Counting primes, twin primes, cousin primes: unusual approach, connection to some conjectures

I am investigating the following sieve-like algorithm. Let $S_N=\{1,\dots,N\}$. For all primes $p$ with $p_0\leq p \leq M$, we remove from $S_N$ the following elements: all numbers $n\in S_N$ such ...
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### Questions about the abc conjecture [closed]

Question. Is there an integer $n_0 \geq 2$ such that $$\left\{\frac{c}{rad(abc)^{n_0}}: a, b >0,\; c=a+b,\; \gcd(a, b)=1\right \}$$ is bounded? The abc conjecture can directly deduce this ...
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I made some rookie attempt to define the 4th Lemoine circle recently. The alternative name for this circle was suggested yesterday. Further investigation revealed a family of circles associated with ...
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### Conjecture about primes [closed]

Let $n_0$ be an integer (positive or negative). Are there infinitely many primes $p$ such that $p + n_0 = {2^r} · q,$ $r ≥ 0,$ $q ≥ 3$ is prime? When $n_0 = 2$, this conjecture is the twin prime ...
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### Counting twin primes with a sieve-like algorithm

The sequence A002822, denoted as $S$, represents all the twin primes except $\{3, 5\}$. Other than that exception, $k$ and $k+2$ are twin primes iff $(k+1)/6\in S$. Let $S(N)$ be the subset of $S$ ...
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### Are there infinitely many $n$ such that $n!-1$ and $n!+1$ are prime numbers? [closed]

Are there infinitely many $n$ such that $n!−1$ and $n!+1$ are prime numbers?
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### The 4th vertex of a triangle?

I was immensely surprised and amused by the idea of the fourth side of a triangle that was introduced by B.F.Sherman in 1993. 'Sherman's Fourth Side of a Triangle' by Paul Yiu is available here. ...
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### Heuristics for the very little torsion in the cohomology of Shimura variety

Consider the following statement which is a part of Conjecture 1.3 in the paper titled "The asymptotic growth of torsion homology for arithmetic groups" authored by N. Bergeron and A. ...
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### The 4th Lemoine circle

The first and second Lemoine circles are well-known to geometers. According to this article the third Lemoine circle has been first discovered by Jean-Pierre Ehrmann in 2002. It is worth noting that ...
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### Langlands program and complexity theory

Back when I was an undergraduate, I spent some time reading the about the modularity conjecture, but the details are fuzzy now. One of the motivations I imagined for the Langlands program was for ...
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### Conjectures or Results?

There is a paper (not accepted for publication yet) that contains several conjectures. Some of these conjectures were proven recently. The referee of the original paper requires to substitute the ...
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### Why is the Simple Zeros Conjecture said to be stronger than the Riemann Hypothesis?

Let the "Simple Zeros Conjecture (SZC)" be the statement that all zeros of the Riemann zeta function are simple. I have often heard of the statement that the SZC is stronger than the Riemann ...
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### Statement of classical Ramanujan-Petersson conjecture

I'm preparing for an expository talk on some topics in the representation theory of reductive p-adic groups, including tempered representations and Whittaker models, and as motivation I wanted to ...
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### Easy to explain conjectures that are still unsolved [duplicate]

Mathematics has many open conjectures which are ridiculously hard to even understand. But this is not always the case. An example is: Collatz conjecture. I would like to see some more examples. So ...
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### Prove that there are no composite integers $n=am+1$ such that $m \ | \ \phi(n)$

Let $n=am+1$ where $a$ and $m>1$ are positive integers and let $p$ be the least prime divisor of $m$. Prove that if $a<p$ and $m \ | \ \phi(n)$ then $n$ is prime. This question is a ...
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### What groups should I test my conjecture on? [closed]

I have a conjecture that a certain criterion is enough for two groups to be isomorphic. I tested it on all pairs of groups up to size 12, and it worked like a charm. I know, however, that groups are ...
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### Collatz conjecture in all its variants

There are all kinds of execution variants to the collatz conjecture for when hitting an odd number: $3n+1$ or $3n+3^a$ or $1.5n + 0.5$ or $1.5n + 1.5$... . The assumption is: proving any of them will ...
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### Inductively computing Mersenne primes / perfect numbers?

For two sets $A,B$ set $A+B = \{a +b | a \in A,b \in B\}$. Let $(x_n)_{n \in \mathbb{N}}$ be independent variables. Let $\sigma(n)$ be the sum of divisors of $n$. Set $\hat{\phi}(1) = \{x_1\}$ and ...
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### $π(x+y) - π(x) ≤ c·y/\ln(y)$ for some constant $c$?

(I posted this question on Math SE but it has had no answer for a year now so I would like to ask if anyone here can provide one.) Thinking about the prime number theorem, I wondered whether it is ...
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### Conjecture about minimal number of edge crossings in complete bipartite graphs

I am interested in the status of the conjecture about the minimum number of edge crossings $cr(K_{m,n})$ in a drawing of the complete bipartite graph $K_{m,n}$. The Wikipedia article https://en....
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### A constant bizarrely related to the Fibonacci Numbers

For roughly the past month, I have been studying denesting radicals. For example: the expression $\sqrt[3]{\sqrt[3]2-1}$ is a radical expression that contains another radical expression, so this ...
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### A generalization of Feit–Thompson conjecture, for square-free integers

I asked the following question with my account that I have for these sites Mathematics Stack Exchange and MathOverflow. The bounty that I offered in MSE expired without answers. The post that I refer ...
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### Conjectures and open problems in representation theory [closed]

Are there very famous open problems or conjectures in representation theory, or in enumerative geometry, like the volume conjecture in topology?
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### Variants of Nicholson's inequalities for prime numbers, involving the Lambert $W$ function

The purpose of this post is ask about two closely related/inspired conjectures from inequalities due to Nicholson (see [1]) and Visser [2]. If my reasonings are right should be stronger versions of ...
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### Is the conjecture $min(A,B) \le rad(ABC)$ new and correct? [closed]

$\DeclareMathOperator\rad{rad}$Conjecture: If $A, B, C$ are positive integers with $\gcd(A, B)=1$, $\gcd(B, C)=1$, and $\gcd(C, A)=1$, and if $A+B=C$, then $\min(A,B) \le \rad(ABC)$. If the ...
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### On quasiperfect numbers, $\operatorname{rad}(\sigma(n))=\operatorname{rad}(2n+1)$ and $\operatorname{rad}(\sigma(n)-1)=\operatorname{rad}(2n)$

An integer $n\geq 1$ is said quasiperfect number if the sum of its positive divisors $\sigma(n)$ is equal to $2n+1$. See the Wikipedia Quasiperfect number. The idea of this post is ask about the ...
My question: Are the conjectures as follows correct? Given a positive integer $P>1$, let its prime factorization be written $$P=p_1^{a_1}p_2^{a_2}p_3^{a_3}...p_k^{a_k}$$. Define the ...