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February 20th, 2014, 11:06 AM   #1
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Beal's Conjecture Conjecture

I conjecture that all examples of the Beal Conjecture equation A^x + B^x = C^z where A,B.C.x,y,z are positive integers and x>2, y>2, z>2 can be transformed to a Beal Conjecture equation of 5 variables and not 6 i.e. 2 of the 3 powers x,y or z will be the same. Can anyone supply the proof or a counterexample ?
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Re: Beal's Conjecture Conjecture

If I understand you correctly, you're saying that if x, y, and z are distinct integers greater than 2 then there are no positive integers A, B, and C such that A^x + B^y = C^z. Is that right?
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Re: Beal's Conjecture Conjecture

What you are saying is not what I am saying. I am simply conjecturing that all the Beal equation examples can be rewritten such that 2 powers out of 3 will be the same.
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Re: Beal's Conjecture Conjecture

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What you are saying is not what I am saying. I am simply conjecturing that all the Beal equation examples can be rewritten such that 2 powers out of 3 will be the same.
Sorry to disappoint you [color=#0000BF]MrAwojobi[/color] , here's a counterexample:



I constructed it using as a seed,



This just barely misses Beal criteria, exponent 2 is not allowed.


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What you are saying is not what I am saying. I am simply conjecturing that all the Beal equation examples can be rewritten such that 2 powers out of 3 will be the same.
That is, if you don't have two exponents which are the same, you don't have an example. Right?
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Re: Beal's Conjecture Conjecture

agentredium, you have not disappointed me because as you yourself acknowledge, your example simplifies to an equation that doesn't fulfil the Beal condition. CRGreathouse what I am conjecturing is that every example of the Beal equation will always be manipulated to give another Beal equation via multiplication, division or rewriting a P^Q = R^S such that eventually 2 of the powers will be the same.
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Re: Beal's Conjecture Conjecture

I'm just trying to find out what you mean by
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i.e. 2 of the 3 powers x,y or z will be the same
Would you clarify?
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agentredlum, you have not disappointed me because as you yourself acknowledge, your example simplifies to an equation that doesn't fulfil the Beal condition.
Then I don't understand what you are saying, every example of Beal can be 'simplified' to something that does not satisfy the Beal criteria, but it won't be the same number. Can you provide a counterexample that can't?

Take



Where it 'seems' like the three exponents are all different but it is easy to manipulate this to



These are the SAME number (2^9) and two out of three exponents are equal. Note that both representations above of 2^9 satisfy the Beal criteria but you cannot manipulate



and get the same number (700000^3) with two out of three exponents equal. My counterexample satisfies the Beal criteria for the bases and exponents and there is a common factor of so it is NOT a counterexample to Beal. It is a counterexample to your claim however, IFF I understand your claim correctly.

If you do not require that the number be kept the same after the transformation, then your conjecture is true.


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Re: Beal's Conjecture Conjecture

agentredium your last statement is correct. It seems you now agree with my conjecture. Can you prove it? CRGreathouse I think agentredium has provided a good explanation of what I am on about.
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agent, if you do understand this, would you translate please?
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