# Questions tagged [counterexamples]

A counterexample is an example that disproves a mathematical conjecture or a purported theorem. For example, the Peterson graph is a counterexample to many seemingly plausible conjectures in Graph Theory.

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### Recursively obtained hard Diophantine equation for “Baseless numbers”

An equivalent problem was originally asked on MSE as Does every number base have at least one “Baseless number”?, but did not receive any answers that would help answer the main question about "...
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### Convergence in $C_c$ but not in $C$

Let $C_c(\mathbb{R})$ be the set of compactly-supported continuous functions on $\mathbb{R}$. We can view this with a number of different topologies but I have my eye on two in particular. Let $X$ ...
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### On which regions can Green's theorem not be applied?

In elementary calculus texts, Green's theorem is proved for regions enclosed by piecewise smooth, simple closed curves (and by extension, finite unions of such regions), including regions that are not ...
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### Is there a finite extension with a non-trivial class group of any PID?

Let $R$ be a PID with infinitely many prime ideals. Does there always exist a finite extension $R\subset R'$ with $R'$ being a Dedekind domain with a non-trivial class group?
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### Primality test for generalized Fermat numbers

This question is successor of Primality test for specific class of generalized Fermat numbers . Can you provide a proof or a counterexample for the claim given below? Inspired by Lucas–Lehmer–Riesel ...
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### Does regular $G_\delta$ imply normal?

I'm trying to prove that if every closed set in a topological space is regular $G_\delta$, then the space is normal. By regular $G_\delta$, I mean for any closed set $A$, there exists a countable ...
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