 # \$1M FOR MATH SOLUTION

June 12, 2013 by

\$1M FOR MATH SOLUTION, Are you really good at solving math problems? Well get your calculator out and get working as you could be on the receiving end of \$1m for finding the solution! The problem is known as the ‘Beal Conjecture number theory problem’ and has been unsolved since the 80s. In 1997 self taught mathmatician and Texas Banker, Andrew Beal, first introduced a prize for his problem. The Beal Prize started at \$5,000 and has steadily risen to the cool million that it is now.

So what is the problem? Here it is, taken from their website page:

Beal Prize Conjecture
If Ax + By = Cz , where A, B, C, x, y and z are positive integers and x, y and z are all greater than 2, then A, B and C must have a common prime factor.
[By way of example, 33 + 63 = 35, but the numbers that are the bases have a common factor of 3, so the equation does not disprove the theorem; it is not a counterexample.]

That is way way over my head so I guess I won’t be taking the million!

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