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Re: Accessible problems
Posted:
Apr 27, 1995 9:09 PM


Ed Wall asks: > Are there any more accessible, easily >stated, unproven mathematical statements or are those days over?
MathPro Press maintains an archive of such problems on the Web: Start from http://sashimi.wwa.com/~stan/ and look under "Puzzle Junction" for Unsolved Problems. (Or go directly to http://sashimi.wwa.com/~stan/puzzles/unsolvedMathProblems/archive.html)
They include nice statements of the problems, along with some references.
Examples include Catalan's Conjecture (that 8=2^3 and 9=3^2 are the only consecutive integers both of which are perfect powers) and the problem about the existence of a rectangular prism all of whose sides and diagonals are integers.
Ted Alper alper@epgy.stanford.edu



