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#1 2009-02-17 04:06:00

emadstats
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seven unanswered questions

well, do u guys know tht thr r 7 unnswered mathematics questions, which upon answering could fetch you 1 mn dollars. anyone for tht ?

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#2 2009-02-17 04:20:56

ganesh
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Re: seven unanswered questions

emadstats,
This is how the post ought to have been:

Well, do you guys know that there are seven unanswered Mathematics questions, which uopn answering could fetch you one million Dollars. Anyone for that?

I don't know!


Character is who you are when no one is looking.

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#3 2009-02-17 04:41:48

michael_killingbeck
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Re: seven unanswered questions

ganesh wrote:

emadstats,
This is how the post ought to have been:

Well, do you guys know that there are seven unanswered Mathematics questions, which uopn answering could fetch you one million Dollars. Anyone for that?

I don't know!

I assume the typo in there was intentional? tongue


The man that smiles when he has failed is not an optimist, he has simply thought of someone else to blame.

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#4 2009-02-17 05:59:28

LQ
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Re: seven unanswered questions

For 7 naughty thing you should get arrested!


I see clearly now, the universe have the black dots, Thus I am on my way of inventing this remedy...

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#5 2009-02-18 19:32:23

Tigeree
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Re: seven unanswered questions

why is there 7 & seven alone??


People don't notice whether it's winter or summer when they're happy.
~ Anton Chekhov
Cheer up, emo kid.

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#6 2009-02-19 05:41:38

integer
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Registered: 2008-02-21
Posts: 79

Re: seven unanswered questions

why is there 7 & seven alone??

Because of the other 4137 problems, no one is interested
in paying any money to get the answers.

Actually, there are more than seven that some groups
are willing to pay for someone to provide viable answers.

Lot of problems have only very small monetary rewards.
Take a lot at the $621 question.

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#7 2009-02-19 11:42:21

Ricky
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Re: seven unanswered questions

emadstats wrote:

well, do u guys know tht thr r 7 unnswered mathematics questions, which upon answering could fetch you 1 mn dollars. anyone for tht ?

The Millennium Prize Problems: link

why is there 7 & seven alone??

Of course they didn't want to have too many as this would mean a lot of money.  But these 7 were extremely difficult or very important to their fields (in some cases, multiple fields).


"In the real world, this would be a problem.  But in mathematics, we can just define a place where this problem doesn't exist.  So we'll go ahead and do that now..."

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#8 2011-03-21 16:14:43

Chahal
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Re: seven unanswered questions

I can answer two of them, what is 0/0 ?&what is 0 raised to the power 0?

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#9 2011-03-21 16:22:26

bobbym
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Registered: 2009-04-12
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Re: seven unanswered questions

Hi Chahal;

Welcome to the forum.
Which 2?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/0_to_the_power_of_0

2 / 3 down the page. It is sometimes defined as 1 to simplify things.


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.

I agree with you regarding the satisfaction and importance of actually computing some numbers. I can't tell you how often I see time and money wasted because someone didn't bother to run the numbers.

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